EA donates one million dollars to "fight for racial justice"

By Sean Carey,
EA will donate $1 million to various organisations and charities in a bid to help combat racial injustice. The company has also outlined several other steps it plans to take to "drive meaningful change".

EA donates $1million to fight racial injustice

In a message to EA employees, that has now been made public, CEO Andrew Wilson said the company would be donating $1 million to "organisations dedicated to the fight for racial justice in the U.S. and against discrimination around the world," starting with The Equal Justice Initiative and NAACP Legal & Defense Educational Fund. Wilson also says that EA will "double match" donations from employees given to these or local organisations during the month of June through the company's YourCause program.

"We are deepening our support of organisations working to stop systemic racial injustice, fight discrimination and protect human rights in the U.S. and beyond," continues Wilson. "We must also go beyond listening and talking and commit ourselves to education and driving meaningful change through actions. We need to do more and must do more."

In addition, EA will also be launching a new program for its employees that grants them an additional paid day each year to volunteer in their community. "With all of our employees around the world, that will represent more than 75,000 hours applied to the change we can make." EA will be sharing a list of volunteer activities with its employees that focuses on fighting racial injustice.

On June 19th, the company will celebrate Juneteenth or Freedom Day — an additional company-wide volunteering day with a focus on activities organised by its Black Electronic Arts Team, which is part of EA's Employee Resource Group.

Several other video game companies have shown their support for organisations such as Black Lives Matter. Square Enix has pledged $250,000 to Black Lives Matter and will be matching its employee's donations. Ubisoft is making a $100,000 contribution to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter. Devolver Digital, Naughty Dog's president and vice president, Sony and others have all made donations.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.