Netflix CEO and chairman Reed Hastings is supporting police reform in a big way.
The streaming giant’s leader shared the news of his one million dollar donation to the Center for Policing Equity last night. Hastings said on social media, “Great organization that has been working on this big problem for a decade.” He also directed people to the TED Talk by Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, from April 2019, titled “How we can make racism a solvable problem — and improve policing.”
Netflix was among the first media and entertainment companies to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement amid growing protests over Floyd’s murder. “To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter,” Netflix said in a May 30 tweet.