BEIJING, June 4 (UPI) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai encouraged employees to take a moment of silence Wednesday afternoon to observe a moment of silence for the dead black son, according tomedia reports. “I realized that everything seemed to be unusual this week, and it shouldn’t have been,” Pichai said by email. The black community is being hurt, many are protecting their faith in a variety of ways, and many are showing our solidarity by reaching out to the people they love. At 1 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) this afternoon we will pay tribute to the black people who have sadly passed away, with a silence of 8 minutes and 46 seconds. “
Why 8 minutes and 46 seconds? Because the U.S. police crushed Floyd’s neck, 8 minutes and 46 seconds, eventually led to his tragic death. The incident ensued, which led to mass protests. Google’s silence was not only in memory of Freud, but also of other misadventured blacks.
Mr. Pichai said Google will provide $12 million to agencies to improve racial inequality. In addition, last week Google has launched a donation campaign, so far the donation has reached $2.5 million, how many employees will donate the company will also donate.
On Tuesday, Pichai met with the company’s black leadership team to see what could be done. However, at Wednesday’s shareholder meeting, shareholders suggested that Alphabet should continue its efforts on diversity and inclusion, such as linking those efforts to executive pay, but the proposal was rejected.
Pat Miguel Tomaino, who represents Zevin Asset Management, told the shareholders’ meeting: “The United States is suffering because of racism, white supremacism, and gender injustice, and our company is still predominantly white and male.” Alphabet can’t talk about it, it has to be held accountable. (Star sea)