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Philanthropy Can’t Support the Common Good When It Supports White Supremacy (Letter to the Editor)
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Philanthropy Can’t Support the Common Good When It Supports White Supremacy (Letter to the Editor)

In a letter to the editor, Tom Jawetz and Frank Sharry urge publications not to promote, fund, or sustain organizations committed to white supremacy.

Authors

  • Tom Jawetz
  • Frank Sharry

Recently, the Chronicle of Philanthropy posted on its website a podcast featuring Mark Krikorian, executive director of an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center deemed to be an anti-immigrant hate group. Following the 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Tex., that targeted people of Mexican descent, Krikorian praised the shooter’s manifesto as “remarkably well written for a 21-year-old loner.” When a senior policy analyst at Krikorian’s organization told a Tea Party group that “being hung, drawn, and quartered is probably too good for” then-President Obama,” Krikorian observed that the employee “sometimes has used impolitic language” and said that “I admonished him to choose his words more carefully in the future.”

The above excerpt was originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Tom Jawetz

Vice President, Immigration Policy

Frank Sharry