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Why Grant Makers Must Talk About Anti-Black Racism

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In philanthropy, we talk a lot about diversity but not a lot about racism, especially anti-black racism. By Tamara Copeland, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — There seems to be real discomfort in acknowledging the very thing that has torn our country apart for centuries. We seem unable to recognize and talk about how the contemporary relationship between white people and black people was shaped by slavery. In the Washington, D.C., region, grant…

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Neocolonialism

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If we don’t start challenging neoliberal hegemony soon, the non-West will eventually have little choice but to challenge it for themselves By Ben King — There are numerous ways in which consent is manufactured within the neoliberal development regime. I’ve witnessed donors insist that an NGO remove ‘ranty language’ from a report, despite being direct quotes from ‘recipients.’ I’ve seen practitioners struggle daily to comply with filtering out anything relating to LGBT rights,…

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