Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees
by Victor Hristov / Aug 17, 2017, 5:55 AM
Apple chief executive Tim Cook took a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees. The email comes after the Charlottesville tragedy, where white supremacists clashed with anti-racist groups. A few hours later, one rallygoer roared his Dodge Chrysler at a crowd of pedestrians, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. A state police helicopter monitoring the rally crashed a few hours later, resulting in the death of two state troopers. All of this, called for a response by the highest officials and a response came, just not the one that most people would expect: President Donald Trump commented practically equalizing both sides of the protest.
The polarizing comments have been the most discussed topic in the past few days, and Apple chief executive Tim Cook chimed in with the official position of Apple to bring clarity on where the company stands.
"Hate is a cancer," Cook wrote to employees, saying that Apple should be "unequivocal" about fighting bigotry.
In strong and definite words, Cook distanced himself from Mr. Trump's comments:
"I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans," he wrote.
Cook also committed to making two separate $1 million donations to both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, organizations that fight against hate crimes.
You can read the full email right below:
Buzzfeed as a source? Damn, that's a new low of journalism.
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 6:16 AM 14
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The source isn't important if the mail is real.
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 7:31 AM 4
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I quote: "A few hours later, one rallygoer roared his Dodge Chrysler at a crowd of pedestrians." Well, it was a Dodge Charger, I fear. There's no such thing as "Dodge Chrysler" in the automotive industry. The FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) owns The Dodge Brand and there's' no car that goes by the name of "Dodge Chrysler", I'm afraid. Ha, Ha! Nerds! Anyhow, It's indeed perplexing to see incidents like these taking place in this digital age. But... Come to think of it, the digital age IS the cause of all this mess. If you're on Twitter, then you might be well aware of the racism blooming and growing there and how Twitter does next to nothing to stop it. I'm a huge fan of Twitter, while at the same time hate it for what it has become. A medium of hate, racism and intolerance. I bet most of these air heads coordinated the violent protest on Twitter and other social media. Sickening...
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 11:45 AM 2
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I'm happy that Cook took the time to address a topic that couldn't be anymore logical to a human mind. But yeah, got to give it to him as the only CEO who took time for this compared to the many c corporate leaders in the States.
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 6:40 AM 6
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"But yeah, got to give it to him as the only CEO who took time for this compared to the many c corporate leaders in the States" Nope, iPhonearena just didn't report other CEOs stance, only their divine fruit's: https://mspoweruser.com/micros
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 2:10 PM 2
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Virtue signalling, from a corporation that subcontracts in the countries it does?
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 6:47 AM 0
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The hell does that have to do with fighting ACTUAL NAZIS?
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 6:49 AM 2
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While I am with you 100% against the organizers behind the hate rally and their member killing innocent protestor. Please don't fight fire with fire as a lot of white supremacist are not very bright and has a scourge earth mentality. The end game would be to rise above and let them burn themselves up with maddening rage. Be smart and survive!
posted on Aug 18, 2017, 2:02 AM 0
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Good for him. This is an important issue, and he's on the right side of it. Hate and bigotry are on the rise, emboldened by the last election. We need to stay vigilant, and not let this become the new norm.
posted on Aug 17, 2017, 9:55 AM 1
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