Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees


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:

source: BuzzFeed

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