Riot Games commits $1 million to support racial inequality. President of the game developer Dylan Jadeja has revealed how the company intends to help combat racism and injustice.
Jadeja made an announcement that the firm is committing $1 million in efforts focusing on areas the company believes “require attention and in which [it] can have an impact.” Those areas include justice reform, investing in minority-owned businesses, creating opportunities for minorities in the industry, continued education and addressing bias and discrimination in the workforce.
Riot Games will make an initial contribution to The Innocence Project and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Both organisations have been using their voices in the fight against police violence following the death of George Floyd. The developer will also match up to $1,000 per employee’s qualifying donations to these two and other organisations.
Jadeja expressed “We took time this week to look inward and to be thoughtful and deliberate in how Riot can truly help combat racism and injustice. After all, true change starts at home. We have had a long standing commitment to combating this within our games, but we realized that is not enough,”
Riot Games joins the likes of EA and Humble in donating to causes helping to combat racial inequality. Electronic Arts has recently announced its donation of $1 million to “organizations dedicated to the fight for racial justice in the US and against discrimination around the world.” Humble also announced a $1 million fund dedicated to helping publish games by black developers.
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