Disney Pledges $5 Million to Support Social Justice Organizations

Disney announced the donation Wednesday

June 3, 2020

    The Walt Disney Co. announced on Wednesday that they are donating $5 million to nonprofit organizations that support social justice causes, including $2 million to the NAACP.

    Disney will also match employee donations to eligible organizations and noted that they previously donated $2.5 million to the United Negro College Fund.

    “The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in America have suffered, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out and do everything in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated,” CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement.

    “This $5 million pledge will continue to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations such as the NAACP that have worked tirelessly to ensure equality and justice.”

    Outrage over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25th have sparked protests around the nation for over a week.

    On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced aiding and abetting murder charges against former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao in the death of Floyd, and increased the charge against Officer Derek Chauvin from third to second-degree murder.

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