The social impact world is far from immune to anti-Black racism. Here’s my story.

From microaggressions to blatant racism, the social impact world has just as pressing a racism problem as other sectors

Why It Matters

The social impact world has a duty to root out systemic racism — both for the racialized professionals working in the sector and for the racialized communities it’s trying to serve. The problem is that many white leaders of organizations doing good see their work as inherently anti-racist. This is not the case.

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