Can Data Help End Racism In the Justice System? Google Is Donating Millions to Find Out

Google is doing its part to help combat racism in the criminal justice system by donating $11.5 million to 10 organizations. The tech company’s charitable arm,, announced Thursday, Feb. 23 that it would double the $5-million gift to racial justice organizations it has granted since 2015. By investing in such groups, the company aims to collect data on police behavior and criminal sentencing to better understand how racism impacts nonwhite people who encounter the criminal justice system. Read more here.