As the nation confronts a reckoning over racial inequality, tech giants — with their vast budgets, institutional power, and growing focus on health — could be well-positioned to make a difference. They could invest in health tech initiatives to close racial gaps in local communities, conduct inclusive research, and create more affordable, accessible products.

But for the most part, that isn’t happening. In fact, while executives from Facebook, Apple, Alphabet, and Microsoft have all condemned racism in public statements, none of the statements made mention of how they plan to address racism in health or health care.

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