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Another meaningless gesture Anonymous (ID: ed707d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid:   472179

#Politics
Just in case you heard about the tease for the Apple announcement yesterday, this is it.

Apple plans to dump One Hundred Million Dollars into a feel good initiative to help the poor and overlooked people of color.

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/01/13/appleracial-equity-justice-projects/

Not quite at the same level as Chase Bank's $20 Billion handout initiative.

And nothing of value was created.
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Tracer Bullet (phone) (ID: 10d3a8)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472180

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And here I thought my stock would jump. Damn.

Anonymous (ID: ed707d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472182

Just to be clear, this is extortion.

A card Apple can play in the race war. Please don't burn and loot our stores and rape our diverse employee base. We're POC friendly!

Mk17!!Trixie (ID: 8c359e)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472183

Wowee

Neziwi (ID: 95f77d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472184

>>472182
100m is pocket change, Apple made 64 Billion in 2019.
absolutely
they're a for-profit business through and through

it's a calculated donation and people will eat it up
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Anonymous (ID: ed707d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472185

>>472184
The unspoken fact is that Apple wants POC to see Apple as a place where they can find solidarity. Their Apple Store employees are as diverse as humanity itself.

Problem is, all they will find is hardware and software that's still far too expensive for what it is. And any hope of uplifting POC economically through software programming courses will only lead to more impoverished programmers in a flooded market. That's why I laugh at Biden for telling American coal miners to learn to code!

It's barely a short term fix and a lie so massive it hurts to think about it.

Maroon Auburn!QEUQfdPtTM (ID: 520e33)Country code: gb, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472189

>>472184

They also got caught for not paying any tax here in the UK. All while keeping their workers in awful conditons working 7 days a week for minimem wage, while the company makes billions

Not the best company around to be honest

Neziwi (ID: 95f77d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472190

>>472189
Apple slaves REVOLT, destroy factory over $7/month pay

Recently in trouble for a subcontractor paying slave labor wages to employees in India.

yeah, they do whatever benefits the business and the shareholders the most, period.

Anonymous (ID: ed707d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472301

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>>472190
The problem with global production always seems to wind up failing with the middle management.

The Indian factory owners were directly responsible for the failure to pay their workers on time. Holding Apple to blame isn't a solution. Pointing out abusing labor practices is fine. Blaming those who didn't set the policies in the first place is what needs to be addressed.

Apple tends to be a little late in affixing policy changes. One can say that their apathy is complicity. However, they are responsive once the problems are exposed. Foxxcon is a perfect example of how Apple responded, albeit a little late.

Anonymous (ID: 7dfb11)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472321

>>472179
No, sorry, but you're absolutely wrong.

My brother was trained as a computer scientist at an HBCU. He has spent a lot of time mentoring others on the subject, and I can see based on his involvement in initiatives like this that they can have a direct and sizeable impact on people's educational and career paths. It's not any one program that comes in and "saves" everyone. It's about getting multiple initiatives up and running so that you create a larger pattern of success. Every little bit definitely helps.

What experience do you have with HBCUs and their students that has lead to you having so cynical a conclusion? Or do you see the words "people of color" and become immediately triggered?

>And nothing of value was created.


I've actually seen the career opportunities and high salaries that have been generated from stuff like this, so definitely no.
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Anonymous (ID: ed707d)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472648

>>472321
>I've actually seen the career opportunities and high salaries that have been generated from stuff like this...

I've been involved with Apple and NeXt dating back to the late 80s. For every success there are a thousand failures. False hope has been a long standing component of Apple's third party software program.

Around 1990 I went to see Steve Jobs introduce the pizza box NeXtstation and meet some interesting heroes of those early years.

Two brothers from nearby Oakland CA. had made a point of showing up to chat up their one hit wonder: a hack for the NeXt dock that allowed a user to add this utility and create drawers to add and organize your apps as you like. That was it. All their investment and time created a limited hack that NeXt could render useless in future versions. At this point in the OS's history, none of these hacks were endangered. However, once Apple bought NeXt and brought Steve back to the board, virtually everything about the early OS X was under lock and key. All prior work on NeXtstep was tossed in the dumpster along with the early program adapters.

Keep telling yourself that the same thing won't happen to anyone who invested in writing for Intel based macOS only to find that Apple's legendary apathy towards old programs and programmers is still in play.

Software doesn't just recompile for AIM hardware.
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Toiletchan (ID: 87edc6)Country code: gyrobowl.png, country type: customflag, valid: 1  472653

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I love how everyone just automatically assumes black = poor
ahahahahahaa

Mk17!!Trixie (ID: 409314)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472655

>>472653
I was told by the president elect of the united states that poor people can be just as good as white people.

Trac­er Bulle­t (ID: 13b245)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472656

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Toiletchan (ID: 87edc6)Country code: gyrobowl.png, country type: customflag, valid: 1  472697

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Anonymous (ID: fae91a)Country code: us, country type: geoip, valid: 1  472817

>>472648
Yeah, these major companies (and their figureheads) have a history of back-stabbing, exploitation, or other shady shit.

But if the point is to introduce new scholars to the chance to get education, experience, and an opportunity to make connections in the industry, I don't see how this initiative is a hollow one.

You don't even necessarily have to work for Apple. My brother went through a number of research programs, but that doesn't mean he was forever beholden to his initial sponsors. Once he had the requisite experience and credentials, a number of companies started attempting to recruit.

If the point is getting a stable, well-paying job, then that's what a lot of these kids are going to get so long as they put in the work.

They may even have the experience at that point to be able to have a go at starting their own companies.

Whether Apple is genuinely "woke" is almost irrelevant. It's hard to see how this is meaningless given all the knock-on effects we are going to see come out of it.
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