Baby Bonds: A “Birthright to Capital”

Professor Darrick Hamilton jokes that he has a “bunch of titles behind my name.” But the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity says those accomplishments came at a huge personal cost after losing his parents prematurely. He...

A Plan to Reverse “Economic Apartheid” in the US

Many working in philanthropy and nonprofits are faced every day with the effects of growing economic inequality in this country. Nearly 40 million Americans live in poverty, and it’s harder than ever to move into the middle class. And the racial dimensions to this...

What Might Reparations Look Like? Nonprofit Activists Outline One Path

As NPQ’s Cyndi Suarez wrote last month, reparations is now on the agenda of the Democratic Party presidential primary. But except for Marianne Williamson—who has proposed distributing $200-500 billion over 20 years, with expenditures overseen by an “esteemed council...

Why Nonprofits Need to Center Human Rights in Our Work

In a time when the disparities in basic human treatment differ both predictably and wildly according to race, as well as many other social assignments, it is important to pay attention to the case of Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Dr. Lamont Hill, a Temple University...

New Report Explores Implications of Growth of Top Heavy Philanthropy

In its report Gilded Giving: Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality, the Institute for Policy Studies documents that giving is up only because the wealthy are giving more while the non-wealthy are giving less. Writing for the Wall Street Journal,...