Google to grants $11.5 Million in Racial Justice Organizations

World - Pavan Pandey - Feb 24,2017

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google to grants 115 million dollars in racial justice organizations

On Thursday, the charitable arm of the search giant, Google Inc., stated that the Google.org will spend $11.5 Mn in grants to racial justice organization in the United States.

As of 2016, Google Inc. has dedicated a majority of its determinations on a few important matters, based upon a proposition of equality and opportunity.

Racial Justice is one of the important matters for the search giant and is the first key corporate philanthropy organization that finances to combat racial disparity in the US. 

According to Mr. Justine Steele, who is principal at Google.org, racial inequality in criminal justice can be reduced by the help of data science.

Mr. Steele further added that after the police shooting in last summer at Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, numerous engineers who are part of the Black Googlers Network were seeking to get their hands on national policing data to well understand how to decrease police violence toward people of color.

After observing some key technology companies, Google is also focusing to address the racial inequity in the demographics of its staff. The Spanish-speaking people (Hispanics) of US makes up 3 percent of Google workforces and African Americans 2 percent.

Recently, Google.org's largest grant is to go to the Center for Policing Equity. The Center for Policing Equity will get $5 million for organization efforts to bring data science to understanding police bias and behavior.

In 2015, for confronting systemic racism in United States’ criminal justice, educational systems and prison, Google provided $2.35 million to community administrations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2016, Google granted four more which tallying $3 million and this includes $1 million grant to Bryan Stevenson and his nonprofit organization, Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to pace up the United States to oppose its violent racial history including lynching.