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Charity? Yeah, That's Racist Too

Jeff Katz
July 03, 2019 - 1:43 pm

Man, you really cannot win as a white person in America these days.

In a July 1 article for Voxwriter Dylan Matthews talk about the "unbearable whiteness of charity" in America, basically saying white people are racist for not giving enough money to minorities but also racist for giving too much money to minorities.

Matthews explains the "racial philanthropy gap" and says it stems from the racial wealth gap. Matthews sits down with Edgar Villenueva, author of "Decolonizing Wealth," who points out that 92 percent of charity CEOs are white, and because of this, they keep "control away from people of color, and [minimize] donations to groups run by people of color for the benefit of communities of color." 

Villanueva went on to essentially say that these organizations are already racist because those at the top made their money because of racism, claiming, "many families and many institutions that have amassed wealth have done so on the backs of people of color and indigenous people." He even told a story about a job he had that was founded in “tobacco money.”