SIAP - Just a disgusting piece of journalism. Hit piece in the SF Chronicle.


NUMBERICA

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This is the type of dude that would harass you for any decision you make. His inferences felt something like this: Vote for Trump? You’re a moron. Match donations to BLM? You’re a coward. Work with minorities? Your a sham. Don’t work with minorities? Your institutionally racist.

Seems like a miserable dude
And this can simultaneously be true.
 


Handlogten's Heros

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My main takeaway is that the government has to tax these people way more so the moral responsibility doesnt lay on them to commit huge amounts of money to charity. They should be forced to pay higher taxes which in turn go more towards social programs and infrastructure rather than wars.
If governments could be trusted to use funds wisely and efficiently I’d say this is a great solution. I trust the government about as much as corrupt billionaires... think this would just be re-arranging the deck chairs on the titanic.

Im not being critical... I just think there are not many good answers to create equality. It sucks but greed and power are undefeated.
 

Max Porter

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I’m liberal and this article is such BS. So your argument is that because some fans are racist you shouldn’t buy an nba team? Wouldn’t it HELP to have someone who has made it his goal to support anti racist groups and donate money to equal rights communities like Ryan Smith has? There are worse billionaires out there. If you want to stop racism you need the support of white people and you need to bring them into the conversation. Labeling an entire fan base doesn’t help do that.
 

Eenie-Meenie

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My gut feeling was that it was very one-sided in a mean-spirited way and speculative about people's motives. I was a bit troubled by his characterization of Qualtrics, however. I would like to learn more about the company and what it does and how it became so successful doing what it does.
 

rjfan

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If governments could be trusted to use funds wisely and efficiently I’d say this is a great solution. I trust the government about as much as corrupt billionaires... think this would just be re-arranging the deck chairs on the titanic.

Im not being critical... I just think there are not many good answers to create equality. It sucks but greed and power are undefeated.

Question is

Governments at all levels anywhere (in the US, UK, France, Brazil, etc) are constituted in its vast majority by people funded by billionaires, when not these people themselves run for the representative spots, be it for a mayor, governor, deputies, senators, presidents, prime ministers, and anything else.

Governs "corruption" and "ineptude", as also broken projects and ways to run things, especially when they part from the higher ranks of the government, they aren't accidental failures, but projected ones.
 

Midair35

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There is some truth in the article. Ryan Smith would buy Patrisse Cullors a new home if it would help the Jazz image, wait he kind of already did. Ryan Smith would exclude kids based on the color of their skin in his scholarship program if it helped his image, again he already did. Be honest, what part of the article upsets you? I think the article is poorly written and a hit job, but it carries truth. Smith is pandering and doing it for business reasons.
 

Avery

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A good writer can make a convincing author regardless of the content. Whether or not you agree with the meat of what’s presented, he writes with the zeal of a high-school newspaper journalist who can’t seem to understand the value of a second draft.

It’s simply a poorly written article and a copy editor who can’t seem to convince him that it’s garbage.
 

UB

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There is some truth in the article. Ryan Smith would buy Patrisse Cullors a new home if it would help the Jazz image, wait he kind of already did. Ryan Smith would exclude kids based on the color of their skin in his scholarship program if it helped his image, again he already did. Be honest, what part of the article upsets you? I think the article is poorly written and a hit job, but it carries truth. Smith is pandering and doing it for business reasons.
I'm SURE the scholarship program does not use only a picture of a kid to determine whether they qualify for relief. Smith is changing the image of the Jazz for the better. All racists may show themselves the door and become...I dunno Raiders fans?
 

Midair35

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I'm SURE the scholarship program does not use only a picture of a kid to determine whether they qualify for relief. Smith is changing the image of the Jazz for the better. All racists may show themselves the door and become...I dunno Raiders fans?
"For every Jazz win during the 2020-21 season, the Utah Jazz are providing a full, four-year scholarship to an underrepresented student of color enrolling as a freshman for the 2021-22 school year."

Literally that is almost exactly what he's doing. Quoted from NBA.com. Are you insinuating I'm racist? Name 1 part of my statement that was racist. Typical, can't discuss the facts so you throw out the R word.
 

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