Horizon Foundation President and CEO’s letter to the editor talks about why philanthropy should address racial justice

In response to an op-ed on reparations for Black Americans, Horizon Foundation President and CEO Nikki Highsmith Vernick’s letter to the editor published in the Baltimore Sun talks about the role that philanthropy should play in addressing racial justice.

“A recent commentary in The Baltimore Sun delved into the many ways that the institutions of American society discriminate against African Americans (“The case for reparations is clear; the means are not,” April 7). From slavery to redlining in housing to the War on Drugs to health disparities, America’s history has long been marred by inflicting harm and denying opportunities to black Americans. All of us, including those in the philanthropy sector, must examine the ways in which we have and continue to contribute to these problems and work implement equitable solutions.”

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