• Gayle

    Ruth, thank you for raising this discussion. Many of us are often caught off guard in our sector thinking that we won’t encounter racism and bigotry (unless our nonprofits are the ones promoting it). But then it smacks us in the face, and we aren’t prepared. Back in 2003 after hearing stories I decided to do a little more investigating and was shocked by what I heard from fundraisers. I trimmed them for this article http://www.ceffect.com/tools-for-change/articles/prejudiced-remark/ but there were more. We need to surface this reality so that our organizations can talk about what to do in advance… and that staff know how to respond and that their organization will have their backs.
    Gayle L. Gifford