Google Pledges $11.5M to Organizations that Fight Racial Bias in Criminal Justice System

I saw an interview with this gentleman yesterday morning…he’s doing some fantastic work! Kudos to Google as well, for doing something to address this issue.
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GOOD BLACK NEWS

636233969404310541-dr-phil-goff-cpe Dr. Phil Goff, co-founder and president of the Center for Policing Equity. (photo via usatoday.com)

article by Jessica Guynn via usatoday.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is handing out $11.5 million in grants to organizations combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, double what it has given so far. And, in keeping with a company built on information, the latest wave of grants target organizations that crunch data to pinpoint problems and propose solutions.

“There is significant ambiguity regarding the extent of racial bias in policing and criminal sentencing,” says Justin Steele, principal with Google.org, the Internet giant’s philanthropic arm. “We must find ways to improve the accessibility and usefulness of information.”  Among the organizations receiving funds from Google.org is the Center for Policing Equity, a national research center that collaborates with police departments and the communities they serve to track statistics on law enforcement actions, from police stops to…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sheldonk2014
    Feb 26, 2017 @ 17:41:35

    it’s great to hear something like this
    Cause a lot a time we don’t hear this

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