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Episode 082 - Shannon Polk
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The Rev. Dr. Shannon Polk is an attorney, teacher, pastor, speaker, and the Executive Director of The Witness Foundation. In this conversation we tackle the topic of philanthropic redlining. Similar to the real estate phenomenon that bars people of color from purchasing homes in certain neighborhoods, charitable giving has also been effected by the practice of redlining. Shannon walks us through some of the inequities we see in funding for small, local, and even large, international non-profit organizations. Key to our conversation is what we can do to stop the cycle of philanthropic redlining in our own spheres of influence.

Check out the good work Shannon and her team are doing at The Witness Foundation and connect with Shannon on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @drshannonpolk

Mentioned in this episode:

Black Americans Donate a Higher Share of Their Wealth Than Whites in The Washington Post

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby

Pass the Mic with Shannon Polk

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