Apple awarding $5 million to four historically Black colleges and universities

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Apple has announced four historically Black colleges and universities will receive $5 million of its Racial Equity and Injustice Initiative fund.

Howard University is one of four institutions receiving funds
Howard University is one of four institutions receiving funds


The Racial Equity and Injustice Initiative is a $100 million fund supplied by Apple to ensure more positive outcomes for communities of color. It focuses on three areas: education, criminal justice reform, and economic equality.

On Thursday, Apple announced four new schools that would be receiving funds. Alabama A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University will each receive three-year grants to support each school's engineering pipelines.

"The HBCU community is home to incredible Black talent and we are thrilled to work alongside these universities to enhance the opportunities for their students," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social Initiatives in a statement. "We know many jobs of the future will be in innovative areas like silicon engineering and we want to help ensure the leaders of tomorrow have access to transformational learning opportunities."

According to USA Today, studies show Black professionals make up only 5% of the tech workforce, 3% of tech executives, and 1% of tech founders. Apple hopes to target historically Black colleges and universities to address such disparity in the workforce.

In addition to the funds, Apple is providing education resources directly. Students will be able to engage with Apple engineers through design projects and internships.

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    XedXed Posts: 1,026member
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    williamlondondewmeronnAlex_VStrangeDaysRayz2016[Deleted User]montrosemacsciaMacPro
  • Reply 2 of 16
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 874member
    That money might be better spent at good Engineering schools by creating scholarships for minority students who qualify for admission.

    Top 10

    MIT

    Stanford

    California-Berkeley

    Cal Tech

    Carnagie Mellon

    Purdue

    Michigan

    Georgia Tech

    California - San Diego

    Illinois 


    edited June 17 dewmeGRKostur
  • Reply 3 of 16
    ronnronn Posts: 448member
    HBCUs enroll 3% of students, but produce 30% of Black Engineering Degree holders. This is money well-spent and puts actions behind Apple & Cook's words to foster inclusion and diversity.
    StrangeDays[Deleted User]montrosemacsciafastasleep
  • Reply 4 of 16
    ZeeblerZeebler Posts: 19member
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 

    Beats
  • Reply 5 of 16
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,561member
    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 
    Are you this fucking dense IRL, or just online? I dare you ask to as a black man this IRL.
    ronn[Deleted User]montrosemacsciafastasleep
  • Reply 6 of 16
    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 
    Are you this fucking dense IRL, or just online? I dare you ask to as a black man this IRL.
    You made the statement. Answer the question.
    Beats
  • Reply 7 of 16
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,708member
    MicDorsey said:
    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 
    Are you this fucking dense IRL, or just online? I dare you ask to as a black man this IRL.
    You made the statement. Answer the question.
    He didn't make the statement.  And it's a stupid question.
    [Deleted User]montrosemacsciafastasleepsully54
  • Reply 8 of 16
    BeatsBeats Posts: 2,525member
    “Greedy” Apple strikes again! Will this company ever stop?!!

    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 


    It exists but not as bad as the media portrays. It’s more of a society issue than “systemic”. Too many Karen’s in the world.
  • Reply 9 of 16
    Beats said:
    “Greedy” Apple strikes again! Will this company ever stop?!!

    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 


    It exists but not as bad as the media portrays. It’s more of a society issue than “systemic”. Too many Karen’s in the world.
     Being a societal issue is what makes it systemic. 
    edited June 17
  • Reply 10 of 16

    It exists but not as bad as the media portrays. It’s more of a society issue than “systemic”. Too many Karen’s in the world.
    Wrong. It's much worse than the "media" portrays it. Not believing or understanding that history is simply willful ignorance. Don't know how interested you (or MicDorsey or Zeebler) are in actually educating yourself on this topic, but as a starting point try reading anything by Ta Nehesi Coates, maybe begin with his piece titled The Case For Reparations  and move on from there. Happy reading.
    ronnciaMacProfastasleepsully54
  • Reply 11 of 16
    ronnronn Posts: 448member

    It exists but not as bad as the media portrays. It’s more of a society issue than “systemic”. Too many Karen’s in the world.
    Wrong. It's much worse than the "media" portrays it. Not believing or understanding that history is simply willful ignorance. Don't know how interested you (or MicDorsey or Zeebler) are in actually educating yourself on this topic, but as a starting point try reading anything by Ta Nehesi Coates, maybe begin with his piece titled The Case For Reparations  and move on from there. Happy reading.
    IMO, a very good choice -- author and specific piece. Some other (less triggering) titles that shed light on this would include:

    The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
    The Whiteness of Wealth by Dorothy A. Brown
    The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America by Ira Katznelson
    cia
  • Reply 12 of 16
    XedXed Posts: 1,026member
    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 
    We all know you really don't want this question being answered but to show you just how much of a tool you are I put your question into a search engine.


    Systemic Racism in School and Childhood

    1. 65% of black children live in a single-parent home, compared to 24% of white children - Kids Count Data Center

    2. Black preschoolers are 3.6X more likely to be suspended than white preschoolers - US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

    3. Black students are 3.2X more likely to be suspended for infractions at school - US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

    4. Predominantly black school districts receive far less financial funding than white school districts - ED Build

    5. Black students/children have less access to computers and the internet - National Center for Education Statistics

    6. Black high school students are less likely to receive a high school diploma - National Center for Education Statistics

    7. A higher percentage of black Americans with a GPA of 3.5 or higher attend community colleges vs top-tier selective institutions - Georgetown University

    8. Only 46% of black college students finish a four-year degree within six years, compared to 72% of white college students - National Student Clearinghouse

    9. Black college students are more likely to go into debt to pay for college - US Department of Education

    10. The average Black college graduate leaves a public four-year institution with $111,486 in debt; 55% more debt than the average white college student. - American Council on Education


    Systemic Racism in Work and Wealth

    11. Black Americans with college degrees are twice as likely to be unemployed - The Atlantic

    12. Black Americans with 'white' names receive 50% more callbacks for job applications - National Bureau of Economic Research

    13. The median wealth of black college graduates is $23,400 vs $180,500 in white college graduates - Economic Policy Institute

    14. White researches are twice as likely to win research grants than black researchers - National Institute of Health

    15. 27% of black Americans live in poverty compared to 9.9% of whites - Economic Policy Institute 2018

    16. Median overall wealth for black families is $11,030 vs $134,230 for white families - Economic Policy Institute

    17. The median wealth for a single black woman is $100 vs $41,000 for single white women - Insight Center for Community Economic Development


    Systemic Racism in Housing and Home Ownership

    18. Black Americans represent 40% of the homeless population despite only being 13% of the general population - National Alliance to End Homelessness

    19. Black homebuyers are shown 17% fewer homes and apartments than white buyers - US Department of Housing and Urban Development

    20. Black homebuyers are more likely to be denied an appointment with a real estate agent - US Department of Housing and Urban Development

    21. Housing lenders have disproportionately steered Black Americans to subprime housing loans, even when they were qualified for prime loans. - Suffolk University Law Review

    22. Only 43% of black householders own their home vs 72% of white householders - PEW Research Center

    23. Comparable homes in black neighborhoods are worth 23% less compared to white neighborhoods - Brookings


    Systemic Racism in the Justice System

    24. Statistically, Black Americans receive harsher punishments for the same crimes. - University of Michigan Law Center

    25. Black children in the criminal justice system are 18x more likely to be sentenced as adults compared to white children. - Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2014

    26. Prosecutors are 1.75x more likely to file charges on black American's that require mandatory minimums. - University of Michigan Law Center

    27. Black drivers are 20% more likely to be pulled over than white drivers. - Nature Human Behaviour (Study by Stanford University)

    28. Black Americans are searched more than white Americans - Stanford

    29. Police statistically require less suspicion to search black drivers - Stanford, Threshold Test

    30. Black Americans represent 40% of the total prison population, despite representing 13% of the general population - United States Census 2010

    31. Black Americans are 3.6x more likely to be arrested for marijuana usage, despite virtually equal usage rates - ACLU

    32. Black Americans are twice as likely to be incarcerated while awaiting trial & pay money for bail - Bureau of Justice Statistics

    33. Black Americans pay higher bail than white Americans convicted of the same crime - New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

    34. Facial recognition software is more likely to generate false criminal positives for Black Americans - ACLU

    35. As a result of increased felony incarceration, 7.4% of black American men are disenfranchised (unable to vote). - The Sentencing Project


    Systemic Racism in Food & Diet

    36. Black Americans, in urban and suburban areas, must travel further to find grocery stores and fresh food, making it more difficult to maintain a healthy diet. - US National Library of Medicine

    37. Black Americans are over two times more likely to be 'Food Insecure', meaning they have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. - Family Community Health

    38. Fast food chains target black neighborhoods contributing to increases in obesity rates - American Journal of Preventive Medicine

    39. As a result of this diet, Black Americans are 50% more likely to be diagnosed with a stroke and 40% more likely to die from a stroke - US Department of Health and Human Services

    40. Black Americans are also 60% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes - Center for Disease Control

    41. Black Americans are over twice as likely to die from diabetes - Center for Disease Control


    Systemic Racism in Day-to-Day Life

    42. Black Americans have far less access to local public parks. In Los Angeles, white Americans have 31.8 acres of local parkland per 1000 residents, whereas Black Americans have 1.7 acres of parkland per 1000 residents. - National Parks and Recreation Association

    43. People with 'Black-American' names are 16% less likely to be approved for AirBNB rentals - American Economic Journal

    44. Uber riders with 'African-American' sounding names are 3x more likely to have their ride canceled. - National Bureau of Economic Research

    45. Black Americans on average wait longer for Uber and Lyft rides - National Bureau of Economic Research

    46. People are less likely to stop for black Americans at a crosswalk - National institute for Transportation and Communities


    Systemic Racism in Health

    47. Black children are 2.2x more likely to be exposed to lead before being born largely in part to lead exposure in black American women. - US Library of Medicine

    48. Black Americans are twice as likely to die in infancy - US Department of Health and Human Services

    49. Black American mothers are less likely to receive prenatal care - US Department of Health and Human Services

    50. Black Americans are less likely to survive a battle with cancer - US Department of Health and Human Services

    51. Black Americans are less likely to receive immunizations for diseases like Hepatitis, Influenza, and Pneumonia - US Department of Health and Human Services

    52. Black Americans are less likely to receive organ transplants - US Department of Health and Human Services

    53. Black Americans are more likely to be exposed to harmful respiratory pollutants like diesel fumes - Science Daily (Study by Ohio State University)

    54. Black Americans are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with asthma - CDC

    55. Black American adults are 2.8x more likely to die of asthma - CDC

    56. Black American children are 7.1x more likely to die of asthma - CDC

    57. Black Americans are 50% more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure - US Department of Health and Human Services

    58. Black Americans are 46% less likely to be offered employer-sponsored health insurance - Kaiser Family Foundation

    59. Black Americans experience higher depression rates - National Institute of Health

    60. Black Americans are less likely to receive mental health services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    61. Black Americans are less likely to receive treatment for depression - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    62. Black Americans are twice as likely than whites to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. - American Psychological Association

    63. Black American teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide. - US Department of Health and Human Services

    64. On average, black Americans live shorter lives than white Americans. - CDC

    edited June 17 crowleycia[Deleted User]MacProRayz2016muthuk_vanalingamronnfastasleepsully54
  • Reply 13 of 16
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,957member
    Xed said:
    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 
    We all know you really don't want this question being answered but to show you just how much of a tool you are I put your question into a search engine.


    Systemic Racism in School and Childhood

    1. 65% of black children live in a single-parent home, compared to 24% of white children - Kids Count Data Center

    2. Black preschoolers are 3.6X more likely to be suspended than white preschoolers - US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

    3. Black students are 3.2X more likely to be suspended for infractions at school - US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

    4. Predominantly black school districts receive far less financial funding than white school districts - ED Build

    5. Black students/children have less access to computers and the internet - National Center for Education Statistics

    6. Black high school students are less likely to receive a high school diploma - National Center for Education Statistics

    7. A higher percentage of black Americans with a GPA of 3.5 or higher attend community colleges vs top-tier selective institutions - Georgetown University

    8. Only 46% of black college students finish a four-year degree within six years, compared to 72% of white college students - National Student Clearinghouse

    9. Black college students are more likely to go into debt to pay for college - US Department of Education

    10. The average Black college graduate leaves a public four-year institution with $111,486 in debt; 55% more debt than the average white college student. - American Council on Education


    Systemic Racism in Work and Wealth

    11. Black Americans with college degrees are twice as likely to be unemployed - The Atlantic

    12. Black Americans with 'white' names receive 50% more callbacks for job applications - National Bureau of Economic Research

    13. The median wealth of black college graduates is $23,400 vs $180,500 in white college graduates - Economic Policy Institute

    14. White researches are twice as likely to win research grants than black researchers - National Institute of Health

    15. 27% of black Americans live in poverty compared to 9.9% of whites - Economic Policy Institute 2018

    16. Median overall wealth for black families is $11,030 vs $134,230 for white families - Economic Policy Institute

    17. The median wealth for a single black woman is $100 vs $41,000 for single white women - Insight Center for Community Economic Development


    Systemic Racism in Housing and Home Ownership

    18. Black Americans represent 40% of the homeless population despite only being 13% of the general population - National Alliance to End Homelessness

    19. Black homebuyers are shown 17% fewer homes and apartments than white buyers - US Department of Housing and Urban Development

    20. Black homebuyers are more likely to be denied an appointment with a real estate agent - US Department of Housing and Urban Development

    21. Housing lenders have disproportionately steered Black Americans to subprime housing loans, even when they were qualified for prime loans. - Suffolk University Law Review

    22. Only 43% of black householders own their home vs 72% of white householders - PEW Research Center

    23. Comparable homes in black neighborhoods are worth 23% less compared to white neighborhoods - Brookings


    Systemic Racism in the Justice System

    24. Statistically, Black Americans receive harsher punishments for the same crimes. - University of Michigan Law Center

    25. Black children in the criminal justice system are 18x more likely to be sentenced as adults compared to white children. - Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2014

    26. Prosecutors are 1.75x more likely to file charges on black American's that require mandatory minimums. - University of Michigan Law Center

    27. Black drivers are 20% more likely to be pulled over than white drivers. - Nature Human Behaviour (Study by Stanford University)

    28. Black Americans are searched more than white Americans - Stanford

    29. Police statistically require less suspicion to search black drivers - Stanford, Threshold Test

    30. Black Americans represent 40% of the total prison population, despite representing 13% of the general population - United States Census 2010

    31. Black Americans are 3.6x more likely to be arrested for marijuana usage, despite virtually equal usage rates - ACLU

    32. Black Americans are twice as likely to be incarcerated while awaiting trial & pay money for bail - Bureau of Justice Statistics

    33. Black Americans pay higher bail than white Americans convicted of the same crime - New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

    34. Facial recognition software is more likely to generate false criminal positives for Black Americans - ACLU

    35. As a result of increased felony incarceration, 7.4% of black American men are disenfranchised (unable to vote). - The Sentencing Project


    Systemic Racism in Food & Diet

    36. Black Americans, in urban and suburban areas, must travel further to find grocery stores and fresh food, making it more difficult to maintain a healthy diet. - US National Library of Medicine

    37. Black Americans are over two times more likely to be 'Food Insecure', meaning they have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. - Family Community Health

    38. Fast food chains target black neighborhoods contributing to increases in obesity rates - American Journal of Preventive Medicine

    39. As a result of this diet, Black Americans are 50% more likely to be diagnosed with a stroke and 40% more likely to die from a stroke - US Department of Health and Human Services

    40. Black Americans are also 60% more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes - Center for Disease Control

    41. Black Americans are over twice as likely to die from diabetes - Center for Disease Control


    Systemic Racism in Day-to-Day Life

    42. Black Americans have far less access to local public parks. In Los Angeles, white Americans have 31.8 acres of local parkland per 1000 residents, whereas Black Americans have 1.7 acres of parkland per 1000 residents. - National Parks and Recreation Association

    43. People with 'Black-American' names are 16% less likely to be approved for AirBNB rentals - American Economic Journal

    44. Uber riders with 'African-American' sounding names are 3x more likely to have their ride canceled. - National Bureau of Economic Research

    45. Black Americans on average wait longer for Uber and Lyft rides - National Bureau of Economic Research

    46. People are less likely to stop for black Americans at a crosswalk - National institute for Transportation and Communities


    Systemic Racism in Health

    47. Black children are 2.2x more likely to be exposed to lead before being born largely in part to lead exposure in black American women. - US Library of Medicine

    48. Black Americans are twice as likely to die in infancy - US Department of Health and Human Services

    49. Black American mothers are less likely to receive prenatal care - US Department of Health and Human Services

    50. Black Americans are less likely to survive a battle with cancer - US Department of Health and Human Services

    51. Black Americans are less likely to receive immunizations for diseases like Hepatitis, Influenza, and Pneumonia - US Department of Health and Human Services

    52. Black Americans are less likely to receive organ transplants - US Department of Health and Human Services

    53. Black Americans are more likely to be exposed to harmful respiratory pollutants like diesel fumes - Science Daily (Study by Ohio State University)

    54. Black Americans are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with asthma - CDC

    55. Black American adults are 2.8x more likely to die of asthma - CDC

    56. Black American children are 7.1x more likely to die of asthma - CDC

    57. Black Americans are 50% more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure - US Department of Health and Human Services

    58. Black Americans are 46% less likely to be offered employer-sponsored health insurance - Kaiser Family Foundation

    59. Black Americans experience higher depression rates - National Institute of Health

    60. Black Americans are less likely to receive mental health services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    61. Black Americans are less likely to receive treatment for depression - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    62. Black Americans are twice as likely than whites to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. - American Psychological Association

    63. Black American teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide. - US Department of Health and Human Services

    64. On average, black Americans live shorter lives than white Americans. - CDC

    And then … silence. 

    Without counting the number of Black slaves in the southern states as Republican voters …

    https://time.com/4558510/electoral-college-history-slavery/

    … the GOP would (still) never win an election. 

    So if racism is the foundation of the US Electoral College, then how can it be anything but systemic?

    Great links by the way. The usual suspects won’t them though:  their need to remain ignorant is also a product of systemic racism. 
    edited June 17 Xedronn
  • Reply 14 of 16
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,689member
    Zeebler said:
    Xed said:
    It's going to take a lot more money and a long time to remove the systemic racism that has kept African Americans in this country from getting an equal shot at success.
    Can you provide an example of this systemic racism that has kept AA down? 
    Go look in a mirror. 
  • Reply 15 of 16
    I have been discriminated against my entire life.  It is definitely systemic.  Other races get money, opportunity, awards, special treatment, preferable employment, lower entrance requirements, their own awards and clubs and TV channels, and glorification by the media, corporations, and the government.  I am made to be the villain.  I am assumed to be on the fast track to extinction, and it is "progress".  

    I am a straight white male.  

    Here is a recent example: Biden's Farm Bill which provided loan forgiveness to everyone specifically except white people.  That is just one recent example.  That was a real government policy, today.  The left/progressives seem to have a hard time finding real examples of the systemic racism that they are life long victims of.
  • Reply 16 of 16
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 5,689member

    I am a straight white male.  
    You sure are.
    Xedronn
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