Check 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.