Google just pledged $11.5 million in grants and funding to help organizations fight racial bias. Specifically, Google’s philanthropic division wants the money to go toward efforts to use data, information and analytics to uncover racial disparities in policing and the criminal-justice system. The grants will go to organizations focused on ending mass incarceration, keeping youth of color out of the school-to-prison pipeline and reforming the criminal-justice system, including:
$1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit focused on confronting past injustices, including America’s history of lynchings and unequal treatment of people of color.
$5 million to the Center for Policing Equity to build a national database that tracks police departments’ use of force and traffic stops.
$1 million to Impact Justice, an organization that focuses on keeping juveniles out of the criminal-justice system.
Measures for Justice will receive $1.5 million to build a web system to show how local municipalities treat people based on gender, color, age, etc.
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