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  • 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.
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the latest figure from corporate America to speak out against systemic racism.

In a series of tweets posted Tuesday evening, the billionaire said that 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."

The nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of Floyd enjoy the support of a large majority of Americans.

For his part, Gates declared himself "committed to listening and learning more about systemic racism and what I can do with my actions and words to help create a more equal and just future."

"Black lives matter," he added.

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