At New England International Donors we commit to empowering persons of color in global philanthropy and beyond. We will not stand by as injustice plagues our society. Here are tools that you can use to put your commitment to action in the fight against systematic racism.
The Problem is White Supremacy
\Opinion columnist Renée Graham and Barbara Smith, a renowned Black lesbian feminist activist and author, discuss her recent op-ed, “The problem is white supremacy.” As this nation again reckons with its history of anti-Black violence and disenfranchisement, Smith strongly believes systemic racism can’t be dismantled so long as “the system of white supremacy that spawns the terrorism remains intact.”
ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities (ABFE), recently conducted a study to learn how leaders of Black-led social change organizations in the United States and U.S. Territories describe their interactions with institutional philanthropy.
The Boston Public Library has put together a list of resources you can check out to educate yourself about police brutality, anti-Black racism, and the BLM movement. Some of these books may also be available in other languages and formats.