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Big Talk From Big Tech On Racial Equity, But Not All Workers Are Buying It
The Minnesota Freedom Fund raises donations to bail out protesters
Black Lives Matter network establishes $12M grant fund
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Generous Giving or Phony Philanthropy? A Critique Of Well-Meaning 'Winners'
In his book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas takes on the “win-win” philosophy of philanthropy.
Darren Walker on Justice-Based Philanthropy | Skoll Foundation
The president of the Ford Foundation discusses justice-based giving.
5 Ways to Show Up for Racial Justice Today
Donating money is just one way to participate in the movement for racial equality.
'Decolonizing Wealth' Addresses Philanthropy's White Supremacy Problem, Offers Solutions
In his book Decolonizing Wealth, philanthropist Edgar Villanueva lays out a framework to shift philanthropy from gift-giving to building community.
Billions have been raised for racial equity groups - what comes next?
This BBC News article talks about the next steps that organizations are taking to put the money they've raised to fight racial inequality to work.
Black & African American-Focused Charities | Charity Navigator
See how charities score in terms of financial responsibility, accountability, and transparency.
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- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- What's the emotional appeal? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
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What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
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- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
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