Google Commits $175 Million to Black Businesses and Promises to Diversify Leadership

Source: CNBC »

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai told employees it will commit to more than $175 million toward funding more Black businesses, as well as increase Black representation in leadership. It will also end peer badge-checks, which some employees have said encourage racist behavior.

“Over the past several weeks, violent and racist attacks against the Black community have forced the world to reckon with the structural and systemic racism that Black people have experienced over generations,” Pichai said in a blog post Wednesday. “My own search for answers started within our own walls…

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