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Extending the legacy of Steve Jobs

Original post made by Jeffrey Smith on Oct 15, 2011

Although Steve Jobs left an amazing legacy in the tech world, he (via his estate) could leave an even greater mark on the world by donating a small portion of his vast estate to the native peoples of the US, especially those living on impoverished reservations such as the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota (the site of Wounded Knee). The native American inhabitants of this reservation have been living under third world conditions for decades and their plight has been essentially ignored by this country. The life expectancy of adult males at Pine Ridge is 58 years - twenty years less than their caucasian neighbors. They also have the highest infant mortality rates in the country and alcoholism rates among adults approach 80%. Although the estate of Mr. Jobs will be under tremendous pressure to donate to various causes throughout the world, it would surely expand Steve's legacy in a humanitarian way if his estate could provide some much needed and long overdue assistance to a group of people who have suffered tremendous hardships for far too long and who live in the very country where people like Mr. Jobs have prospered and have enjoyed the highest standard of living imaginable.

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Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I support informing people about the situation and history of native Americans anytime anyplace, they are still living with broken treaties and have not gotten the compensation or respect they deserve, but I don't see the connection with pointing at Steve Job's estate ... is there a connection or is that just bad manners and rudeness?

Here is an informative speech about the situation of native Americans: Web Link


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

No one makes them stay on the reservation.


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

> No one makes them stay on the reservation.

No one makes Mexicans stay in Mexico either which is also irrelevant.

When Native Americans cannot attain good education, find jobs and have a hard time fitting into mainstream society to frame - that is no one is keeping them on the reservation is in line with most of your other deliberately inflammatory posts that seems to be your raison d'ętre?


Posted by lmr3, a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Leave the issue of his estate alone and stop expecting "hand outs." He have a family...his private wealth is just that..."Private."
It is not new...just because he is gone, his family will do as they wish with THEIR estate.

Everyone wants to live in a capitalistic society, yet they keep asking of others "give me what you have worked your life for..." Put your hands to work vs. sticking them out for that which you have not earned!

He has given society more than money could every contribute...he has created industries which give you jobs and the evolution of mankind.


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