Across America, and over the past six days, protests and riots have broken out in cities large and small in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on March 25 at the hands of police. Floyd, remembered by his family members as a "gentle giant," was killed by an officer of the law who kept his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds even as Floyd pleaded that he was in pain.
The killing of Floyd, alongside the video of Amy Cooper—a white woman with a dog in Central Park, who called the police on an African American man who was birding who asked her to comply by the rules of the park and leash her pet—have ignited fierce protests against racism in America, police brutality, and systematic oppression.
Hundreds of companies have taken to social media, or other platforms, to stand with the protesters and against racism.
Others, like those in the video above, have pledged money to organizations like Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, NCAAP, and more, to help fight social injustice.
"I know that $10 million can't fix this. It needs sustained, long term effort. One of the areas Priscilla and I have personally worked on and where racism and racial disparities are most profound is in the criminal justice system. I haven't talked much about our work on this, but the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has been one of the largest funders, investing ~$40 million annually for several years in organizations working to overcome racial injustice," wrote Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post late Sunday night.