Nike will allow their workers to rest in the day of liberation from slavery

The day of the liberation from slavery in America is celebrated annually on June 19 in 47 of the 50 States of the United States.

American company Nike has announced a holiday for its employees in the United States on June 19, the day many American States have so-called Juneteenth – the day of the liberation of slaves. About it on Friday, June 12, RIA Novosti reported.

“Nike Inc. we strive to be the leader in creating diverse, inclusive teams and cultures,” said Nike CEO John Donahoe.

In his opinion, Juneteenth provides an opportunity “to celebrate African-American history and culture and to honor the memory of”.

“You told me that we have not supported our black teammates as they deserve. This must change,” said Donahue in a letter to employees.

Previously Juneteenth declared a national holiday in the companies Twitter and Square.

Recall, Apple has announced that it will spend $ 100 million on a new project dedicated to the fight against racial inequality.

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