Google.org has taken a stand in the #BlackLivesMatter movement by donating 2.35 million dollars in grants to activist programs that specialize in improving America’s racial injustices. It focuses on groups that advocate for racial equality and are against the systemic racism in the criminal justice system and educational system in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oakland Unified School District is one of the organizations being funded to assistant improving graduation rates within the city. They’re expected to receive $750,000. The Ella Baker Center who is in the works of developing a police violence reporting app and assist lower class workers and former convicts earn more money in the restaurant business are expected to receive two $500,000 grants.
Justin Steele, a leader at Google.org, said that this is only the beginning of what their doing. They have more plans to assist and advance the movement and message throughout San Francisco. Steele hopes to build and contribute to this movement for racial justice.