J&J pledges $10m to fight racism in America

BD CEO also expresses “frustration, anger and dismay over the racial inequality and injustice.”

Memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis (Image from Boston Scientific)

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) this week pledged $10 million this week to fight racism and injustice in the U.S.

In a response to the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., and Ahmaud Arbery near Brunswick, Ga., J&J CEO Alex Gorsky said the $10 million pledge will span the next three years. It will include extending the New Brunswick, N.J.-based company’s support of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and its initiatives, such as the “Talking About Race” program.

Gorsky’s statement was the latest from major medtech companies reacting to the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody, a…

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