How Silicon Valley leaders, from Elon Musk to Tim Cook, are responding to the George Floyd protests


Silicon Valley leaders are voicing their solidarity for protests that have erupted across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd.

Executives from Google, Snap, Apple, Facebook, and more are speaking out against racial inequality and police brutality in social media posts and memos to employees.

"Every minute we are silent in the face of evil and wrongdoing we are acting in support of evildoers," Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in a memo to employees obtained by The Information. He called for tax reform and the creation of a non-partisan committee on reparations.

In a memo obtained by Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to the history of racism in the US, which he described as "a painful past" that is "still present today."

The CEOs of Google, Apple, Snap, and Facebook all pledged to donate to organizations that support racial justice and equality.

The US is entering its sixth day of unrest over the killing of Floyd, who died while being subdued by police in Minneapolis.

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