亚马逊CEO Jeff Bezos is encouraging employees to cancel meetings and “take some time to reflect, learn and support each other” on Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Rather than recognize June 19 as a company holiday, as other tech leaders plan to, Amazon is encouraging employees to participate in “a range of online learning opportunities” throughout the day.
Bezos outlined Amazon’s Juneteenth plan Tuesday in an email to employeesobtained by CNBC.
To embrace the meaning of#Juneteenth今年，我们正在休息一下。我们鼓励员工以一种方式将其花在允许他们反对种族主义，无论是通过学习，参与社区行动，还是反思如何改变。（1/3）
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos)June 17, 2020
Bezos has been publishing messages of solidarity with the protestors to social media, including his responses to customers who are angry with Amazon’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
But critics say the rhetoric doesn’t always square with Amazon’s policies. The ACLU and others are demanding Amazon stop developing products that aid in law enforcement. Amazonannounced它将停止向警方销售面部识别技术一年，但公司的戒指子公司继续与全国各地的警察部门密切合作。