COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Tools For Moving Philanthropy

Philanthropy has much to offer in contributing to progress in areas where it’s committed.  Making progress in “racial equity” or “social justice” is possible, but difficult.  An Effective Communities Project team visited 71 foundations and […]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A Dignity Gap

Since I made such a big thing about dignity in my last post, can we acknowledge something like a “dignity gap?” Not trying to introduce new jargon, but the notion is this: We’re familiar with […]

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JUST PHILANTHROPY

A deadly new disparity

The killing of Trayvon Martin raises the prospect of a new disparity: unequal enforcement of “stand your ground” legislation. A stand your ground law states that a person may use force in self-defense when there […]

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A Pointed Attack On Inequity

“Throughout the history of the United States, public officials have used the rule of law to deny equal opportunities to African Americans.” Strong language, almost shocking in its clarity.  It’s how Elaine Gross of ERASE […]