Our Enduring Commitment to Achieving Racial Justice

Community Foundation staff and board commit with our communities to doing the consciously actionable work of creating racial equity by ending racial disparities caused by systemic racism caused by using a mostly unchallenged white lens method of “seeing” and “understanding”.

Due to centuries of essentially uninterrupted systemic biases against people of color, and with Black Americans experiencing particularly horrific and ongoing brutalities; we should expect this work—this commitment— to arc over the life of the organization.
Text by G. Patrice Lockert Anthony of Black Label Consulting and Coaching

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