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How philanthropists can use their money to actually help achieve racial equality, according to the president of the Ford Foundation

How philanthropists can use their money to actually help achieve racial equality, according to the president of the Ford Foundation
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The best thing philanthropists can do to dismantle systemic racism is to fight economic inequality, according to Ford Foundation president Darren Walker.




Inequality in America has reached record highs, especially along racial lines.




The United States is facing a national reckoning over racism, as cities across the country erupted in protests over the weekend following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.




Responses from America's richest philanthropists have varied from pledges of solidarity on social media to donations to a variety of organizations fighting racial injustice.




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The question of how private donations can help end America's long history of systemic racism has stumped even the country's foremost philanthropists.
Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda Gates wrote that she doesn't "have all the answers about how I can use my voice and my philanthropy to be part of the solution" and is working to "continue to deepen my understanding and to stand with people and organizations working toward a future centered on gender and racial equity," in a Twitter thread addressing the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests.
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I don't have all the answers about how I can use my voice and my philanthropy to be part of the solution. I will continue to deepen my understanding and to stand with people and organizations working toward a future centered on gender and racial equity.
[s][/s]Solving racism begins with directly addressing America's persistent economic inequality, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker said during an interview for Time Magazine's TIME 100 Talks series Thursday. But that can be difficult for some white philanthropists who have benefitted from the current system to acknowledge and work against, Walker said.
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