Facebook founder and CEO and now the third richest person in the world Mark Zuckerberg a few hours ago, shared a statement on his Facebook account, while expressing his pain and grieve regarding the murder of black men in United States.
Six days ago, the fired police officer was filmed mercilessly kneeling on George Floyd’s neck who was heard pleading for his life before he died. Many people around the World including different celebrities condemned this heinous act.
Therefore, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came out and said that the country is still in pain and he’s still finding ways to end such racism using social media grounds. He further added that in order to fight for the black community, Facebook is adding $10 million to groups working on racial justice.
“The pain of the last week reminds us how far our country has to go to give every person the freedom to live with dignity and peace. It reminds us yet again that the violence Black people in America live with today is part of a long history of racism and injustice. We all have the responsibility to create change. We stand with the Black community — and all those working towards justice in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others whose names will not be forgotten. To help in this fight, I know Facebook needs to do more to support equality and safety for the Black community through our platforms. As hard as it was to watch, I’m grateful that Darnella Frazier posted on Facebook her video of George Floyd’s murder because we all needed to see that. We need to know George Floyd’s name. But it’s clear Facebook also has more work to do to keep people safe and ensure our systems don’t amplify bias. The organizations fighting for justice also need funding, so Facebook is committing an additional $10 million to groups working on racial justice. We’re working with our civil rights advisors and our employees to identify organizations locally and nationally that could most effectively use this right now.” Mark Zukerberg partial statement read.
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