White Money vs. White Privilege: Philanthropy and Civil Rights From Selma to Ferguson – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

The successes of the civil rights movement are rightly remembered as a major achievement of grassroots organizing—with crucial assists by Lyndon B. Johnson and a muscular White House.

But there’s another part of that history that you won’t see on the big screen: How philanthropists supported the civil rights push at key moments. As well—fast forwarding to today—for all the media attention on racial justice in the wake of police killings in Ferguson, MO, and New York City, there’s been little mention of how foundation money has helped frame the response to those events and articulate a policy agenda going forward.

via White Money vs. White Privilege: Philanthropy and Civil Rights From Selma to Ferguson – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.

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