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PlayStation announces $3 million to support Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund of USC

To support black and indigenous people studying game development

PlayStation has announced $3 million support to USC’s Gerald A. Lawson Fund. The Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund is aimed toward the black and indigenous people who are studying Game designing and game development studies. The main objective is to support black and indigenous people, helping their way through their pathways to their careers in gaming and promoting them, contributing to an increase of diversification in game engineering.

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The University of Southern California has announced the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment fund for black and indigenous, with the lead support from Take-Two Interactive Software. There has always been a widening gap between the number of players and the number of developers who identify themselves as Black or people from indigenous groups.

The gaming industry wants to have a combination of diversified culture and participation of people from different stands. With the goal of increasing this diversification, many steps were taken, but ended up further challenged due to increasing student debts and oftentimes, not being able to graduate.

PlayStation has announced support for Gerald A. Lawson fund at USCGames
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USC has taken the issue and has started to work to increase the gap of 15% of the population against 4% of game developers from these specific categories. PlayStation’s plead to support, as a part of the PlayStation Career Pathway program is expected to promote Black and Indigenous people in the gaming industry to sustain the diversified culture of the gaming industry. For more information about this, visit USC’s official project page.

PlayStation has announced support for Gerald A. Lawson fund at USCGames
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