What you need to know
- Apple is awaiting $5 million in grants to four HBCUs.
- The grants are part of the $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
Apple is awarding $5 million "Innovation Grants" to four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as part of its larger $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
As reported by USA Today (opens in new tab), the three-year grants will support the universities' engineering schools.
Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social Initiatives Lisa Jackson says it's all about enhancing the opportunities afforded students.
The report also notes that the grants will include scholarships, fellowships, and internships. Apple will also "work closely" with computer engineering faculty to ensure the strengthening of "course offerings and laboratory capabilities in the areas of integrated circuit design, fabrication, and testing."
The USA Today (opens in new tab) has more details and quotes and is well worth reading.
Apple's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative continues to do good work to the tune of a cool $100 million. You can learn more about Apple's work on the company's website (opens in new tab).
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Any word on the Uighur slave labor that Apple benefits from? Any racial justice and equity for them?
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