In a move that does San Francisco’s tech community no favors, another successful startup CEO has taken to the Internet to air his grievances with the city’s flaws, this time with a tone-deaf attack on its homeless population. Greg Gopman, CEO of hackathon organizer AngelHack, posted a controversial Facebook post Tuesday night that has since been removed.
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While searching for a valid article, I was hoping to read about the disrespect and poor social outlook that the homeless population lives with in San Francisco. Every day I see homeless people on Haight Street and it bothers me that our city doesn't give them opportunities to better themselves. I know there are programs that help the homeless better themselves, but there is still an obvious oppression regarding ableism in San Francisco. It is extremely difficult for a homeless man or woman to regain traction to participate in their community again. Nobody wants to hire them, but it is people like Greg Gopman who cause any progress to backslide. It's natural that people respect and listen to CEO's because of their evident power, but when people like Gopman shun the homeless, many people unfortunately agree and/or listen. It's disturbing to think that such an influential character would be so blind to the fact that a majority of the people on the streets want to escape that life; but he only exacerbated their situation. Congratulations Gopman.