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The CCF Rewind

This week, the two pieces we’d like to share both touch on the very justifiable desire that people of color and people who have been historically and traditionally disenfranchised have — the desire to be heard and to be seen and to have our experiences and perspectives be valued and understood instead of denied and silenced.

We have a new Ethical Rainmaker podcast as well as a rebuttal on this piece that — we think — basically says that rich white people ought to be able to give money to other white people, just leave your identity politics out of philanthropy, okay? 

 

READ: “White-focused philanthropy is on the way out. A philanthropy that unites us is taking over
By Rachel D’Souza-Siebert

Last month, President and CEO of The Philanthropy Roundtable Elisa Westhoff wrote an op-ed in USA Today entitled, “People-focused philanthropy is on the way out. A philanthropy that divides is taking over,” and it’s totally whack. In the op-ed, Elise uses a bunch of coded language while still also managing to get her point across through saying stuff like this: “As our national conversation became more focused on racial injustice and economic inequality, philanthropists now face tremendous internal and external pressure to change their missions. They are also being asked to view all problems through the lens of particular identity groups, while ignoring others in the country who are suffering.” (Emphasis ours.)

Rachel is so awesome that she did the really hard work of responding to Elise’s op-ed with one of her own, coyly titled, “White-focused philanthropy is on the way out. A philanthropy that unites us is taking over.” Read it! It’s a nice salve after the USA Today piece.  

 

 

 

LISTEN: The Ethical Rainmaker “Reparations and Truth Telling with Dr. David Ragland
By Michelle Shireen Muri

This week, Michelle shares space with Dr. David Ragland, and they talk about reparations (the repair of moral harm), reconciliation, inequity, police violence, and truth-telling. David is (impressively) an activist, writer, educator, co-founder of The Truth Telling Project, director of the Grassroots Reparations Campaign, Senior Bayard Rustin Fellow at the Fellowship for Reconciliation, and more. Here’s a powerful quote from David from the episode:

“As you know, telling your truth can be a death sentence. Can lead to further harm. Can lead to reprisals. And it’s a fundamental human right to be able to tell your truth, about abuse, about corruption. … So we created a process for which folks who have experienced police violence can tell their story.”

Listen to this episode.

 

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