Watch: These Companies Are Taking a Stand Against Racism on Social Media

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For nearly a week, protests and riots have been carried out in major cities across the country, as emotions run high after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are taking to the streets to take a stand against police brutality and the systematic oppression of black and brown people in America.

Often in moments of strife or conflict, major corporations keep to the sidelines to avoid alienating customers of differing political backgrounds and opinions.

However, hundreds of companies in the past few days have taken to social media or other platforms to share their support of the protests. 

Here are some of those companies:

Following a weekend of protests, markets rose higher after initially opening lower. As of the first hour of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.21%, the Nasdaq was up 0.32% and the S&P 50-0 was up 0.16%. 

The turnaround was driven by more optimistic-than-expected manufacturing data. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 43.1 in May from 41.5 in April, the lowest reading since April 2009.

To see more corporate responses, watch the short video above.

Read more about the protests on TheStreet.com and Sports Illustrated:

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