The kNOw Weighs In: The World’s Richest Man

Editor’s Note: A recent tone deaf interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has garnered public outrage in the last week. In his interview, Bezos illustrated an utter lack of willingness to use his enormous wealth in a way outside of self-serving projects.

After Amazon workers began sharing their stories about unfavorable and unsafe working conditions and unlivable wages, a conversation began about what having more wealth than anyone can reasonably spend means and examining the relationship between a CEO’s wealth and the lack of wealth amongst those they employ.

Read below to see what The kNOw think about those relationships, about the tax disparity between the rich and the poor and about their opinions on the world’s richest man.

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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