Apple and Tim Cook Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apple today has honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by a quote of his: "Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted a photo of Dr. King and said "we honor [him] by working to help achieve justice and equality."

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States to commemorate Dr. King around his birthday. The iconic Civil Rights Movement leader would have turned 88 years old on Sunday.

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46 months ago
I wish Apple had no political agenda and social justice goals to pursue.
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46 months ago

I wish Apple had no political agenda and social justice goals to pursue.

All corporations should have political agendas and social justice goals. Without them, they're robotic cash machines and nothing more. The best companies have actual humans with beliefs, and they have every right to voice them. If you don't agree with them, there are less politically vocal companies you could support, but they're still participating in social justice and politics. Perhaps less vocally, but they all do it, and it helps to make this country a better place and push individuals fighting the social justice fight by lending a bigger support in the corner
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46 months ago
Apart from self advertising and getting people to view Apples products, I'm struggling to see the connection here between a giant American consumer electronics corporation and Mr King Jnr's death?
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46 months ago
It amazes me that even this front page image can bring negativity.
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46 months ago

Apart from self advertising and getting people to view Apples products, I'm struggling to see the connection here between a giant American consumer electronics giant Mr King Jr's death?

Normally, I count myself among the most cynical of individuals. In this case, I really can't find a reason to doubt Cook's sincerity. Love him or hate him, Cook's pretty transparent about his social justice stance. Honoring Dr. King fits that profile.
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46 months ago

I wish Apple had no political agenda and social justice goals to pursue.

Whether or not it's a genuine goal is open for debate, but all multi-billion dollar corporations have political agendas that serve their interests, and no amount of wishing is going to change this. However, I'm not sure why anyone would have an issue with pursuing the goal of equal rights, or remembering and honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on this day. *shakes head*
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