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Civil Rights Group Calls on Tech Giants to Conduct Race Audits

  • Color of Change pushing framework for evaluating companies
  • Accountability would follow promises made during 2020 protests
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An influential racial justice group is urging companies across the technology industry to bring in independent auditors to investigate their policies and products for potential discrimination.

Color of Change, which backed racial justice audits at Airbnb Inc. and Facebook Inc. in recent years, on Wednesday released a six-point framework urging tech executives to help “ensure a more humane and less hostile world for Black people.” The organization has been asking companies to back up their public comments over racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd last summer by taking more concrete steps against inequality.