Believing in Our Brothers

fc_logo_tinyCheck out the guest commentary in Philanthropy News Digest by yours truly (with input and inspiration from Freada Kapor): Make a  Socially Responsible Investment in Young Black Men.

Our society’s deeply-ingrained disregard for young black men, especially low-income brothas, continues to stun me. I saw a 40-something man in the BART station with a “Thug Life” tattoo – amidst the collars and creases of the Financial District commuters – and thought “Is that what you really believe about your self-worth, bro?”

We can do better, and we need to do something. Many things. Now.

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