(Reuters) – The corporate response to a wave of protests over the treatment of African Americans has included pledges to increase diversity, donations to civil rights groups and, in some cases, changes in policies or practices long sought by critics. Here is a sampling:
FILE PHOTO: Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near Manhattan bridge in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said on June 12 it would allow employees to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts and pins, rolling back restrictions on how baristas could show support for the social movement against racism. (bit.ly/2UEZ6Mq)
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on June 11 the iPhone maker will increase spending with black-owned suppliers as part of a $100 million racial equity and justice initiative, while Google’s YouTube video service said it will spend $100 million to fund black content creators. (reut.rs/37qJGk0)
Walmart Inc (
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