Telling the truth about philanthropy is the first step to transforming it for generations to come

Michael Johnson and Angie Chen write: A Call-In to Grow Indigenous Power: What would it mean to “decolonize” philanthropy? “Language matters. As Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang have powerfully argued, “Decolonization is not a metaphor,” and shouldn’t be used to describe anything but fundamentally dismantling white supremacy. That means centering oppressed perspectives, supporting the rematriation of land, redistributing resources, shifting power and decision making, and healing through reckoning. And when it comes to philanthropy, decolonization cannot include coddling white fragility, but must mean truly transforming the ways we go about our business…”