What does philanthropy need to know to prioritize racial justice?​

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Our guide helped surface how to advance racial equity in philanthropy, aiming to make it a core practice and goal of grantmakers. Rather than other popular approaches of the time—“colorblindness,” universal approaches, diversity—PRE’s guide defined a racially equitable world as one where the distribution of resources, opportunities and burdens is not determined or predictable by race.

We successfully argued that an explicit racial equity lens ensures that the particular needs and assets of communities are taken into account, and that diversity, while important to that task, is insufficient for addressing power imbalances.

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