Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $10 million to Ibram X. Kendi's center on antiracism at Boston University

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $10 million to Ibram X. Kendi's center on antiracism at Boston University
Best-seIling author and thought leader Ibram X. Kendi, founded the Center for Antiracist Research in July 2020 at Boston University.Michael A. McCoy/For The Washington Post via Getty Images
  • On Thursday, Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced via tweet a $10 million donation to Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, which was founded by best-selling author and thought leader Ibram X Kendi.
  • Dorsey made the gift through his charitable initiative, Start Small.
  • Kendi replied via Twitter thanking Dorsey and noting that the gift came "with no string attached."
  • The antiracist thought leader also tweeted: "Racism is a juggernaut. Racist policies + ideas are ubiquitous. We need juggernauts combating racism. We need the ubiquity of antiracist research, policy innovation, narrative change, and activism. Thanks @Jack for supporting the @AntiracismCtr + so many racial justice orgs."
  • Currently, the Center for Antiracist Research is investigating COVID-19's disproportionate impact on BlPOC individuals (Black, Indigenous, people of color).
  • Kendi, author of "How to Be an Antiracist," "Stamped From the Beginning," and others, founded the center in July 2020.
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