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Billionaire Philanthropists Aren’t Focused on Anti-Racism Charities. That Needs to Change.

A full-scale effort by the donor class to close the racial-equity gap might get real results. It's a shame it hasn't happened.

On the three occasions she’s revealed massive donations to schools and other nonprofits, MacKenzie Scott has also broken with another tradition of the donor class. Instead of waiting to publish a triumphant annual letter, she’s written short posts on the blogging site Medium to explain the rationale behind her bequests—and the methodology behind choosing her grantees. At press time, those funds collectively totaled more than $8.5 billion, all of it disbursed within the past two years.

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