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Archive for Civil Rights

21 Jan 2013
by Heeten Kalan
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Three Oceans Converging

On a warm and sunny day more than ten years ago, I visited the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the King Center in Atlanta.

16 Apr 2009
by Colin Greer
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Diversity is Not a Dirty Word

The idea that charitable foundations should be required to hire more minority employees, was regrettably framed as a “threat” to philanthropy in an article in The Economist a few weeks ago. Specifically, The Economist article deals with a recommendation from the Greenlining Institute and the Philanthropy Roundtablethat foundations should be sensitive to diversity in the hiring of their employees. These suggestions have...