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Yusaku Maezawa—Elon Musk’s buddy who infamously purchased a Basquiat for $110 million in 2017 and wants to send artists to space — is worth $2 billion. His tweet offering 100 random people 1 million yen (~$9,200) each garnered almost 5.5 million retweets. https://t.co/IzwE4niLUB
— hyperallergic (@hyperallergic) January 9, 2019
There is, however, something sort of sad and attention-desperate about investing $923,000 in what amounts to a bid for more social media followers. For that kind of money, one would think you could buy an entire army of Russian tweetbots, or an actual life, or, I dunno, feed all the starving children in Yemen, or maybe invest in a LOT of therapy and get to the bottom of those self-worth issues. - Sarah Rose Sharp (Hyperallergic) on Yusaku Maezawa posted a tweet offering 100 random people 1 million yen (~$9,200) and it garnered almost 5.5 million retweets.
“Our country is in crisis,” wrote Howard. “We are witnessing before our very eyes a resurgence of unabashed racism—the type of racism that does not bother to disguise itself, that is unapologetic, and that seeks to inflict maximum harm. We are at a decisive point in our nation’s history. Those at the helm of our educational institutions will play a key role in determining whether our country marches forward, or slides back into the dark recesses of its racist past.” GOOD READ