Bill Gates says ‘Black lives matter’ and pledges to fight ‘systemic racism’ in the wake of recent killings

In a series of tweets posted Tuesday night, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates pledged to work against “systemic racism” and said that “Black lives matter.” “The horrifying killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and far too many other Black people — and the protests they sparked — are shining a light on the brutal injustices that Black people experience every day,” Gates tweeted. Gates’ posts come as polls show that a large majority of Americans support the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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