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August 17, 2017

Rev. Jackson Calls on Tech Leaders to Stand Up, Speak Out

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August 14, 2017 

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Calls on Tech Leaders to Stand Up, Speak Out Against Racism and White Supremacist Inspired Violence

  

 

President Donald Trump's reluctance to condemn the violent white supremacists of Charlottesville - and their active support for him - cannot be tolerated.  His statement is too little, too late, too weak.  Not believable.

 

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition applauds today's resignation of Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier from President Trump's manufacturing council and tech leaders like Tim Cook (Apple), Meg Whitman (HPE) and Brian Krzanich (Intel) for their public denunciations of racism and the terrorist actions of the white supremacists.

 

In an industry that purports that "diversity is in our DNA" and is now deeply embroiled in issues of race and gender equality, other tech leaders must stand up and speak out, and take principled and brave action.  Silence is betrayal.  

 

There is but one side – not many – which side are you on?

 

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Founder and President

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

 

 

 

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