What Would You Do With $250 Million To Make The Country Better?

The gravitational pull of privileged people on activism and philanthropy continues

In July, in Richmond Va., a photograph of Breonna Taylor was projected onto a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

Call me a bad or judgmental person, but I was a bit squicked out by the article in today’s New York Times headlined “Mellon Foundation to Spend $250 Million to Reimagine Monuments.”

Jennifer Schuessler reports:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest humanities philanthropy in the United States, has pledged to spend $250 million over five years to h…

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