Tim Cook opens WWDC, addresses racial inequality and coronavirus pandemic
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Tim Cook opens WWDC, addresses racial inequality and coronavirus pandemic

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I'd like to first talk to you about two big things that are happening in the world right now. To start, I wanna address the topic of racism, inequality and injustice, and to recognize the pain being felt throughout our nation, especially in our black and brown communities after the senseless killing of George Floyd. And while the events of this past month are sadly not new, they have caused us to face long standing institutional inequalities and social injustices. This country was founded on the principles of freedom and equality for all. For too many people and for too long, we haven't lived up to those ideals. When inspired and moved by the passionate people around our nation and around the world, who have stood up to demand change. We must all aim far higher to build a future that lives up to our ideals. This means taking action. Two weeks ago, we announced Apple's racial equity and justice initiative with a commitment of $100 million. Starting in the United States and expanding over time, this initiative will challenge systemic barriers that limit opportunity for communities of color in the critical areas of education, economic equality and criminal justice. We also announced something important for this community. The new developer entrepreneur camp for black developers. We want to do everything we can to foster the brightest lights and best ideas. at Apple. Our mission has always been to make the world a better place and we're committed to being a force for change. Right now our world is also battling a virus that is affecting the daily lives of billions of people. We wanna thank the dedicated people everywhere, especially our healthcare workers, who have made tremendous sacrifices to take care of those in need. We've also seen the profound impact our products have had. People are relying on the more than ever to remain connected to family and friends, to do their work, to express their creativity to be entertained as well as to entertain others. Today the world is counting on all of us and on the products and experiences that we create to move forward.

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