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Disney Pledges $5 Million to Fight for Social Justice

By kmvq on June 4, 2020
HONG KONG – SEPTEMBER 1: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by Disney, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are seen in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the new Disneyland Park on September 1, 2005 in Hong Kong. The new theme park and vacation resort will officially open September 12. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney via Getty Images)

The Walt Disney Company pledged Wednesday to donate $5 million to support non-profit groups fighting for social justice, beginning with $2 million heading to the NAACP, UPI reports.

The company also said it would match any donations made by employees to eligible organizations. “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,” Bob Chapek, CEO of the Walt Disney Co. said in a statement.”

The $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,” he continued.

Donate to the NAACP here