Apple has taken a series of what should be major steps to help dismantle some of the barriers faced by communities of color as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
Knowledge is power
Understanding that education — and access to it — is critical to empower access to opportunity and make communities more resilient, Apple has announced:
- Investment in the Propel Center, a global innovation and learning hub for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
- The launch of an Apple Developer Academy to support coding and tech education for students in Detroit.
- Venture capital funding for Black and Brown entrepreneurs.
Apple announced its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative in June 2019, part of its corporate response to global protests against the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others.