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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Of Facebook, Is Giving $100 Million Dollars To The Newark Public School System

Mark Zuckerberg With The ladies

NYMAG – In a bit of positive press for the Facebook CEO – who could certainly use it right about now! – Zuckerberg has agreed to donate $100 million to improve Newark’s public school system. As part of the arrangement, Gov. Chris Christie will be giving up some control of the long-troubled state-run operation to Mayor Cory Booker (the state took control of the city’s floundering school system in 1995). The donation will be officially announced Friday in the splashiest of ways: on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Continue Reading…

CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is showing me he is a smart businessman who wants to keep an eye out for minorities.

Is this a public relations play in light of the unauthorized movie “The Social Network”?? Maybe.

Is this part of a larger plan to do business in Newark or build a Facebook headquarters there?? Maybe.

Will this donation help out the under represented minorities of Newark get a better education and add jobs to the city? Absolutely.

I can’t believe Mark Zuckerberg picked Newark. He was born in White Plains, NY and grew up in Westchester County. He also attended the prestigious Harvard University located in Cambridge, MA. But instead of choosing any of those affluent and urban areas he chose to donate to the ghetto that is Newark, NJ.

The demographic makeup of the urban city is 53% black, 29% hispanic or latino and 26% white. Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish. Needless to say, Newark is not his type of place. But Newark is an up and coming big city that could use $100 million dollars to help the youth.

This is a real donation from a guy who could have easily donated elsewhere to a less risky and more affluent city like the ones he’s used to.

You gotta love it.

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  1. ThaStorm
    October 29, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    A less risky and more affluent city doesn’t need Zuckerberg’s money. Get it?

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