Apple will give $100 Million for racial equity and justice initiative projects to challenge systemic racism

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Commitments build on Apple’s $100 million pledge and include a first-of-its-kind education hub for HBCUs and an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a set of major new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of color.

The Propel Center campus (rendering above) — equipped with state-of-the-art lecture halls, learning labs, and on-site living for a scholars-in-residence program — will be located in the historic Atlanta University Center district.

 

These forward-looking and comprehensive efforts include the Propel Center, a first-of-its-kind global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); an Apple Developer Academy to support coding and tech education for students in Detroit; and venture capital funding for Black and Brown entrepreneurs.

 

Together, Apple’s REJI commitments aim to expand opportunities for communities of color across the country and to help build the next generation of diverse leaders.

MaKisha Funderburke will collaborate with Apple and Clark Atlanta University, where she is a professor, to create the curriculum framework for the Propel Arts program, one of the many educational tracks that will be available to all HBCU students and faculty through the Propel Center.
MaKisha Funderburke will collaborate with Apple and Clark Atlanta University, where she is a professor, to create the curriculum framework for the Propel Arts program, one of the many educational tracks that will be available to all HBCU students and faculty through the Propel Center.

“We are all accountable to the urgent work of building a more just, more equitable world — and these new projects send a clear signal of Apple’s enduring commitment,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “

 

We’re launching REJI’s latest initiatives with partners across a broad range of industries and backgrounds — from students to teachers, developers to entrepreneurs, and community organizers to justice advocates — working together to empower communities that have borne the brunt of racism and discrimination for far too long.

 

We are honored to help bring this vision to bear, and to match our words and actions to the values of equity and inclusion we have always prized at Apple.”

 

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  1. For years racial profiling and analysis by legislative powers influenced mainly by racism, sexism and overall greed has lead to serious decreases and devaluation of occupations in which a high percentages of African Americans and other minority groups ( especially women) hold, such as caregiving, nurses, home health aids etc… Occupations that, decades before historically, offered fair pay, health insurance and other such benefits, that is , until the analysis and statistics proved a significant percent of African Americans held these positions. In response, the cuts of benefits and the devaluation of the American caregivers began. Such as in Wisconsin, all opportunity to make a reasonable living in the caregiving field quickly vanished as multimillion dollar companies under the guise of “ managed care” benefited from the increase funds allocation by taxpayers and receive “ record profits”. To achieve these profits the “managed care organizations “ implemented policies of scrutiny and denials of needed services to people who are elderly and disabled individuals, as well as creating a stressed and seriously underpaid workforce.
    There continues to be a serious nation wide direct care shortage in which needs to be rectified. All of us will be in need of qualified, dependable care ( no matter what color we are) but this will not happen until fairness and opportunities are extended to the direct care workforce who provide it. ( 87 percent of workforce minority and women).

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