The Black Lives Matter protests around the world are yielding unprecedented results as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has pledged the unbelievable sum of $120 million to historically black colleges and varsities.
NBC News reports that amid the Black Lives Matter demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality, 59-year-old Hastings and his wife Patty Quillin have pledged the huge sum to the United Negro College Fund and two colleges in Atlanta with black histories; Spelman College and Morehouse College.
Both colleges will get $40 million each, with the remaining $40 million going to the United Negro College Fund (which will provide support for student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities.
The times are the most stressed, the most painful, that we’ve ever seen in our lives. But out of that pain can come some opportunity, too. And maybe this will be the moment things change.
We wanted to do our part to draw attention, in this case, to the HBCU’s 150 years of resilience, of education young Black people and the stories not well understood in the white community.”
Netflix recently launched a curative Black Lives Matter category on its streaming platform to show support for the movement.
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