Don’t let the “Feel-Good” ending of the Ahmed Mohamed story fool or distract you: A minor was interrogated for hours and hours and repeatedly denied access to a lawyer or his parents by police when he asked. That is an actual crime.
I’m glad little Ahmed is going to space camp and will do well in his future. Good for him. But holy fuck, does no one care that the Texas police threw the law out of the window here? What they did was actually illegal. Will they be punished? No. Probably not.
But the mainstream press don’t care. MY GOD, MARK ZUCKERBERG LIKES HIM. THAT IS BASICALLY THE WHOLE STORY HERE.
Ok but I am so bothered by everyone’s response to Ahmed Mohamed’s ordeal. Instead of coming up with solutions to avoid racially profiling innocent Muslim youth, the American elite are inviting him to come chill with them. That’s great but what about all the Muslims who aren’t as lucky as Ahmed and end up getting tortured, arrested and detained indefinitely without trial for shit they didn’t even do???
To sum up, [Mark Zuckerberg’s] money is not going to a charity, but to his own LLC, which will let him evade tax by moving his private assets into a foundation. See, Zuckerberg doesn’t need massive tax benefits to do whatever he wants. He can just do whatever he wants. But he will get those tax benefits and estate planning benefits and he will be able to give up his stock while holding onto power over his company.
As Michael Maiello in his Daily Beast piece reveals, “when we pay people like Zuckerberg to fund their own foundations, we are really helping the rich and coddled few even as we thank and honor them for their charity.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has ordered employees to stop crossing out the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the walls at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters.
“We’ve never had rules around what people can write on our walls — we expect everybody to treat each other with respect,” Zuckerberg wrote, calling the incidents “disrespectful” and “malicious.”
Zuckerberg also expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which campaigns against racial discrimination and police brutality. He encouraged employees to attend a town hall next week to learn about the movement. #Love it!