Leaders of Color Speak Out

A new piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy discusses racism experienced by leaders of color in the non profit field. Nicole Wallce writes that "people of color have reached pinnacles of power in philanthropy that once would have been unimaginable...but things are still rough in the trenches."

"The Chronicle spoke with more than 25 leaders of color at nonprofits and foundations, people at different points in their careers, devoted to different causes across the country. The picture they paint isn’t pretty.

Leaders described feeling isolated, navigating difficult, racially fraught power dynamics with grant makers, and enduring affronts to their dignity — even having people touch their hair. In interview after interview, they talked about the need to prove themselves repeatedly."

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Published: July 24, 2019