Open Letter to Bill Gates and Melinda Gates (2016)

Open Letter to Bill Gates and Melinda Gates (2016)

   Your foundation is worthy of praise. Eradicating poverty, enhancing access to healthcare in third-world countries, and teaching American kids about technology are noble aims. I suggest to you, however, that as noble as these endeavors are, a life free of decease, having a few coins in our pockets, and knowing how to talk to a computer are not as valuable when we must live our lives in oppression. 

   Probably, blacks will not go back to indenture servitude anytime soon; however, I imagine that, in our current political climate, there could come a time when they will be at risk of losing their dignity at the hands of the police or other law enforcement organization.

   Constant harassment can feel as demeaning as slavery.

   I guess this is my exceedingly-long way of asking that you consider designating a small porting of the financial resources of your foundation for use in a form of education that could be as valuable as learning science and technology: human rights and civic duties.


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