“Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, saying more must be done to eradicate racism,” Charles Riley reports for CNNMoney.
“My thoughts are with the victim’s families in SC. Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it,” Cook said Sunday on Twitter,” Riley reports. “Most Twitter users interpreted Cook’s words as a call to remove the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol. Taking down the flag has become a rallying cry for activists in the wake of the racially-motivated shooting that ended the lives of nine church members.”
My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC.Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 21, 2015
“Cook wasn’t the only tech CEO asking for the flag’s removal,” Riley reports. “Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce.com, endorsed a message from former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney that advocated removing the Confederate flag.”
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) June 20, 2015
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