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.
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.
A Balanced Response to Youth Violence
When it comes to violent crimes committed by young people, the U.S. justice system fails both victims and perpetrators. A new report explains why a community-centric approach could lead to better outcomes for all.
For Diplomacy That Looks Like the United States, Civil Society Must Lead by Example
To improve its foreign policy and national security decision-making, the United States needs a State Department and a national security workforce that reflects the diversity of its citizens.
A Historic Moment for Europeans of African Descent
The European Parliament’s recognition of black Europeans’ contributions and structural disadvantages was overdue and welcome. But policymakers and civil society must keep working to build a more inclusive European future.