A Silicon Valley tech CEO suggested that jobs are disappearing from middle America because “educated people” do not want to live in a “sh*thole” with “misogynistic, racist, stupid, and violent people.”
Melinda Byerley, founder of the Silicon Valley-based startup companyTimeshare CMO, tweeted a Facebook posting in which she advised middle America on how to bring jobs back to their communities.
She premised her advice by noting “one thing middle America could do is to realize that no educated person wants to live in a shithole with stupid people. Especially violent, racist, and/or misogynistic ones.”
Corporations do not want to locate “call centers, factors, development centers, etc” because they must also deal with the fact that small towns “have nothing going for them. No infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.”
If you live in middle America and want jobs, you must “clean up your act and make your town a place that people like us want to live in.”
“Add fiber internet. Make it a point to elect a progressive city council and commit to not being bigots,” she suggested.
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