Philanthropists should tackle racial justice.
A recent commentary in The Baltimore Sun delved into the many ways that the institutions of American society discriminate against African Americans (“The case for reparations is clear; the means are not,” April 7). From slavery to redlining in housing to the War on Drugs to health disparities, America’s history has long been marred by inflicting harm and denying opportunities to black Americans. All of us, including those in the philanthropy sector, must examine the ways in which we have and continue to contribute to these problems and work implement equitable solutions.
Click here to read the entire Editorial from Nikki Highsmith Vernick, President and CEO of the Horizon Foundation and a board member of the Maryland Philanthropy Network.
Source: Baltimore Sun