Apple's new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative page is now live

Apple Racial Equity and Justice Initiative
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What you need to know

  • Apple has published a new page dedicated to its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.

Apple today added a new page to its website, this one dedicated to the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative that the company has been focusing on in recent times. The page continues Apple's efforts to help "ensure more positive outcomes for communities of color, particularly for the Black community."

We continue to be reminded that certain uncomfortable truths about our society are ignored, silenced, and sidelined. Comfort can no longer come at the expense of change for communities of color.As global leaders in technology and business, we have an urgent responsibility to dismantle systemic racism and grow opportunities for people confronting it every day.Our Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) is a long-term effort to help ensure more positive outcomes for communities of color, particularly for the Black community. We're beginning with a $100 million commitment. And our commitment will endure until there is enduring change.

The page then goes on to drill down into various aspects of the initiative including Apple's aim to inspire the next generation of innovators in STEM. The company's new Apple Developer Academy, located in Detroit, also gets a mention.

Detroit engineered automotive history, and a growing class of entrepreneurs are engineering the city's digital destiny. When it launches in late 2021, the Apple Developer Academy will provide Black entrepreneurs, creators, and coders of all experience levels across Detroit with a new place to hone their skills and their iOS apps. A collaboration with Michigan State University, the academy is expected to reach nearly 1,000 students each year with both short-term and long-term programs.

The full page is a great insight into the work Apple is doing to do its part to help make the world a better place for groups of people that have, historically, not benefited from that anywhere near enough.

Go check the page out now.

Oliver Haslam

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.