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We were concerned that the narrative around historical monuments and markers that was all about tearing things down. While we think there is a role to play in determining what monuments should remain, we believe that it is equally as important to create monuments and markers for people whose stories have not been told.feedback
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Nov 15 2017
Darren Walker has been quoted 22 times in 13 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Darren Walker’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Darren Walker speaks about are Martin Luther and Americans, for example. Most recently, Darren Walker was quoted in the article Nearly forgotten spots in African American history get money to revive them saying, “It's always difficult to discern who are our history-makers, but if you leave it to a few elite, you won't have the full story.”.
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Jul 19 2017

We should be celebrating that Staten Island will get more money for the arts. Some part of this is going to be disruptive. That is a good thing, if it produces a fairer system.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - Ford

To successful people, to interrogate their success requires that they acknowledge the injustice that is baked into our systems. And that's really, really hard to do, because we're patriots. We believe in our country. We believe that there is something that makes it possible for people like me, and Jeff, and you.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - Ford

As Americans, we want to believe that you can get on that mobility escalator and ride it as far as you want, but that no one rides it faster than anyone else.feedback

Jun 11 2017

The larger idea is to raise awareness among a community of art collectors that they can use their influence and their collections to advance social justice. Art has meaning on a wall, but it also has meaning when it is monetized. She said, I really want to do something to help here. What if I sold one of my jewels and we used the proceeds to make grants to organizations working on mass incarceration?feedback

Jun 11 2017

Aggie is in the unique position of being a prominent, privileged white philanthropist who also has African-American children. So she is a witness to the barriers that they have faced as they have matured in a world that still has a narrative about expectations of them.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Ford

In time, I fervently believe, we will see a thriving, mature sector in which everyone can make impact investments that produce both sustainable financial returns and substantial social returns. Maybe it will take decades more to get there. But we'll never know if we don't make a start.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ford

You can in one day mobilize 100,000 people. I would have taken months to mobilize 100,000 people. It took Dr. [Martin Luther] King years to get to the point of being able to have that march.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ford

People like you and me, who are black, sometimes need to put ourselves in the shoes of white people, to understand what may be happening to them. I think that's part of the political phenomenon that we're seeing now. Because I think that there are many white Americans–upstanding, outstanding citizens–who are hurting, and they don't feel that the system is working for them.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ford

I think we are absolutely in a rough spot. But I am more hopeful today than I have ever been.feedback

Feb 06 2017 - Ford

The experience of my family today keeps me grounded. When I have seven of my male cousins who have served time in state penitentiaries, one of whom killed himself in a county jail, I stay grounded because I'm connected to them.feedback

Jan 15 2017

Josh doesn't want a public profile. He assured us that he would remain focused on Thrive.feedback

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