On February 26th, the USA Today reported that Google.org, the philanthropic sector of Google, is giving $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative. Bryan Stevenson had this to say about the partnership with Google: “They have the skills and the knowledge and the innovative techniques to allow us to do this work in a way that engages a broad cross section of our nation.”
EJI was not the only organization to receive racial justice grants from Google.org. Two million dollars were distributed among other organizations in the Bay area who are working to end racial inequalities in education.
Google is taking an unprecedented stand on racial justice for a technology company. Justin Steele, a Google.org administrator said “Google and our own industry need to do more to promote equality and opportunities for all. Last year Google.org launched a new dedicated effort to support leaders who are doing critical work to end mass incarceration and combat endemic educational inequality for black and brown students.”
To read the USA Today article “Google gives $1M to Bryan Stevenson’s racial justice effort” by Jessica Guynn, click here.
For more information about Google’s racial justice work, click here.