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An Open Letter to Funders on the Fight for Racial Justice:

“Get In and Stay In”

This article was originally published on July 22, 2020 in Inside Philanthropy by Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation. 

But I want to say to those who are continuing to sit on the sidelines: Think long and hard about what you owe our country in this moment. Is your discomfort in funding outside your program areas or taking this issue to your board anything like that of John Lewis’ when he faced bullwhips and beatings? Can you please join us in making a bold stand, now, for what you know is right? If you do not act now, your words of concern of a few weeks back will ring hollow.

It’s like John Lewis said: Get in, and stay in.

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