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Extending the legacy of Steve Jobs
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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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