Tim Cook Accepts Ripple of Hope Award at RFK Center Benefit

Tim Cook Accepts Ripple of Hope Award at RFK Center Benefit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted the Ripple of Hope Award at a benefit in New York for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, reports Bloomberg.

Speaking for almost 12 minutes, the Apple boss touched on the headlines of the day, including the Syrian refugee crisis, privacy debates related to counter-terrorism efforts, climate change and Apple’s donation of products to public schools.

“Today, more than half of the states in this country still don’t offer basic protections to gay or transgender people, leaving millions of people vulnerable to being fired or evicted because of who they are or who they love,” Cook said.

"Today, some in our country would turn away innocent men, women and children seeking refuge,” Cook said, “regardless of how many background checks they may submit to, simply based on where they were born. Victims of war and now victims of fear and misunderstanding."

"Today, too many children are denied access to quality education simply because of the zip code they live in. They begin their lives facing strong headwinds and disadvantage they did nothing to deserve. We could do better, Robert Kennedy would say, and because we can do better, we must act."

Cook has raised funds for the RFK Center in the past by auctioning off lunches and coffee that have raised over $1 million.

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Tim Cook Accepts Ripple of Hope Award at RFK Center Benefit
jim bob - December 10, 2015 at 12:44am
Human F&*#ING Rights!?! He is the head of one of the worst human right violating companies going.. almost as bad as obama getting the peace prize... this world has gone fU<#ing mental.
Simmer bobby - December 10, 2015 at 12:49am
VIOLATING COMPANIES GOING!!!!? Bull shit! Apple still goes strong as if Steve is still there in his heart. You're trying to discriminate someone who actually tries to keep the number one top global brand alive and counting! Fck off!!! Talk about mental world!
jim bob - December 10, 2015 at 10:38pm
Is keeping a company on top the only thing that matters? They pay no taxes, employ children and the poor, in deplorable conditions and pay them next to nothing, there are constant suicides and deaths at the foxconn plants... I didn't say he was not a good ceo, obviously he does as his share holders want, but to give him an award for human rights is ridiculous.
Simmer bobby - December 11, 2015 at 3:07am
Saying Tim getting a reward like this being ridiculous is like saying getting awards for best apps ever made it a disgrace. From what you've said doesn't change anything and all wasn't based on his decisions. Foxconns suicide is their problem. What does that have to do with Apple? Also, Apple made red products and has used that as a way to donate to charities if not donate most of their money profits to it also, plus who knows how much jobs pay people, but what do you expect from any company no matter how professional the jobs are?
Kornmehl - December 9, 2015 at 8:15pm
Such drivel ... this is supposedly an educated man?
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