From ending the drug war to securing equal access to education, housing, and the right to vote, the Open Society Foundations work to promote racial justice by supporting organizations who are building power in their communities.
Inside Open Society
Striving to Safeguard Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Growing up under a dictatorship in Brazil, Pedro Abramovay learned the value of democracy—and the cost of fighting to preserve it. Here’s how Open Society fights for rights, justice, and equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Solidarity against Hatred
A History of Anti-Asian Hate in the United States
The Atlanta-area shooting was just the latest instance of rising violence against people of Asian descent. We need to understand its roots—and the intersecting factors at work—to stop hate’s spread.
Bring Them Home
Q&A: Racial Justice and Restitution
During a moment of reckoning with the legacies of racism, the African Foundation for Development is working to return objects to Africa that were looted during the eras of colonialism and imperialism.
Making the Truth Visible
Q&A: Bearing Witness to Broken Policing
By supporting grassroots activists who are using video to shine a light on police violence, the nonprofit group WITNESS is empowering the movement for racial justice and greater accountability.
Black Lives Matter
A $220 Million Investment in Racial Justice
Open Society President Patrick Gaspard explains the Foundations’ decision to seize this moment to make a long-term investment in building power in Black communities.
Racial Justice Matters
Open Society’s History Fighting for Racial Justice in the United States
For decades, George Soros and the Open Society Foundations have invested in racial equity and the movement to dismantle systemic forms of discrimination—from the drug war to segregated schools and housing to securing the right to vote.
The Uncounted Victims of the War on Drugs
It’s time for policymakers, civil society, and the public at large to have a serious conversation about the racialization of antidrug policy. Getting reliable data is a crucial first step.
How Racism and Inequality Are Influencing the Rise of Legalized Cannabis in the United States
As the legal cannabis industry in the United States continues its explosive growth, a new documentary raises challenging but vital questions about the interaction between drug policy, racism, mass incarceration, and justice.