Apple Commits Extra $30 Million to Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

In January, Apple launched its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative in the United States with the goal of "building a more just, more equitable world " and an initial commitment of $100 million. Today, the company is recommitting an extra $30 million to the initiative.

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In a press release, Apple says that the added $30 million will support students, innovators, and communities takes charge in creating a more inclusive world.

Apple today announced $30 million in new commitments as part of its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI), supporting students, innovators, and advocacy organizations that are leading the charge in creating a more inclusive, more just world. These new projects include a Global Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Equity Innovation Hub; expanded education initiatives for community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); a new cohort of the Apple Entrepreneur Camp immersive tech lab for Hispanic/Latinx founders and developers; and funding for leaders working to advance criminal justice reform and environmental justice.

Alongside the added commitment, Apple is also partnering with California State University to launch a new "Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub" that will work to expand access to education to typically underprivileged students. The new hub will launch as a partnership between Apple, CSU, and the state of California.

Apple's commitment will support the initiative's main location on the California State University, Northridge campus near Los Angeles, and provide Apple technology, design support, and thought partnership as the project expands. The partnership will launch equity-centered programming focused on transforming HSIs throughout the CSU and across the nation. It also seeks to expand by establishing regional HSI Equity Innovation hubs at affiliate colleges and universities, and through partnerships with national organizations committed to advancing this work.

In addition, Apple is also expanding its work with Tennessee State University and several other organizations and community colleges to "implement programs that will help incarcerated and paroled individuals learn new skills and work to prevent recidivism."

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Kylo83 Avatar
36 months ago
I’ve had enough of apples woke pandering now, im sorry but this is racist, it’s nothing to do with skin colour it’s to do with hard work, the best person for the job, giving money to a certain race only is racist in its self; but that’s all im gonna say; I know on this forum there are decent people like my self with honest views but there are also the woke left type that think blm was needed
Score: 67 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiVolt Avatar
36 months ago
I wonder how many people actually know the difference between equity and equality.

Similar words, very different meaning.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DHagan4755 Avatar
36 months ago
I don't like this phrase but I'm gonna say it: This is virtue signaling. Pure & simple. As aforementioned what about China? And the Uighurs? Go woke, go broke. Get this culture of wokeness out of Apple & let's encourage Apple to get its assembly of products out of China.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
36 months ago

I’ve had enough of apples woke pandering now, im sorry but this is racist, it’s nothing to do with skin colour it’s to do with hard work, the best person for the job, giving money to a certain race only is racist in its self; but that’s all im gonna say; I know on this forum there are decent people like my self with honest views but there are also the woke left type that think blm was needed
Agreed. I think just about everyone would agree all people should be treated fairly and equally.

But equality of outcome where we start to aim for certain quotas is inherently unfair.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
racer1441 Avatar
36 months ago
Great Apple. Now do the CCP in China, their actual atrocities, the slave labor..... I'll wait.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marbles1 Avatar
36 months ago
a global company, totally committed to racial injustice, but only in the United States.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)