Google CEO Sundar Pichai encouraged employees to take a moment of silence Wednesday afternoon to honor black lives lost.
“I realize that nothing about this week feels like business as usual—and it shouldn’t,” Pichai said in an email to employees Wednesday. “Our Black community is hurting, and many of us are searching for ways to stand up for what we believe, and reach out to people we love to show solidarity.”
“Today at 1:00pm PDT we’ll be standing together to honor the memories of Black lives lost in an 8 minute and 46 second moment of silence,” he continued.
The silence represents the length of time a white police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, before Floyd died. Since that incident was captured on video on Memorial Day, it has gone viral and ignited worldwide protests. […]