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Apple’s Tim Cook condemns ‘senseless killings’

The Apple CEO says the killings remind us that “justice is still out of reach for many.”

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Apple’s Tim Cook added his voice to those condemning the fatal police shootings this week of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, saying “justice is still out of reach for many.”

Cook, who grew up in Alabama, is passionate about the issue of racial injustice; he turned to the Twitter feed he normally uses to promote Apple store openings and international business trips to weigh in on the matter with his three million followers.

The Apple executive was reacting to a tweet from U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the black civil rights leader who noted that 55 years ago he was released from jail after being arrested for using a “white” restroom.

Cook’s advocacy for equality and civil rights recently landed him a spot on the board of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. His remarks come as one former Facebook employee criticized Silicon Valley for not caring about black people.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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