McDonald’s President Joe Erlinger issued an open letter on LinkedIn saying the company would “provide several opportunities to discuss these issues and our commitment to diversity and inclusion” and asked for suggestions on actions it could take to prove its commitment.
The brand also issued a statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and, in a message to the McDonald’s system, announced a donation of $1 million to the NAACP and the National Urban League.
They were one of us:
Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Alton Sterling. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/s1UhP5vncv
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) June 3, 2020