Tim Cook Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award From Auburn University, Fights For Equality

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook accepted Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement award at an event held on Tuesday in New York. Tim Cook, who earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Auburn, gave a 13-minute speech after accepting his award.

Cook spent most of his time endorsing the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. The ENDA is a proposed federal legislation design to prohibit companies from discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation. He also talks about Apple and how they are making products available to everyone, not discriminating against any disability. In one sentence, Cook explains why Apple does what it does.

“We do it because it is just and right.”

Tim Cook, along with so many others including Mark Zuckerburg and Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs, are fighting daily for our human rights and equality.

“Human rights and dignity are great philosophical principals. But the hard work of executing on these principals depends on our individual acts everyday.”

During his speech, Cook also quotes Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. Watch Tim Cook’s full speech below.

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  • xxxJDxxx

    I dont know how anyone can look at the history of civil rights and not understand that being opposed to the rights of one group is putting yourself on the wrong side of history.