Al Pina is a principled man of action who chairs the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition, and in the past has been best known as an agitator for minority banking services. He has changed course now that he is aliened with the Greenlining Institute and is going after fat white Florida foundations for a big chunk of their grant monies. Critics are writing his prior racial advocacy has become a campaign for racial supremacy.
When confronted with a messy situation I like to break it into lists and then tally a score, a little like your mother telling you to count your blessings. My four lists may not be to your total liking, but you’re free to edit them in any way you like. I know my readers are all clever and fair.
1. Large white controlled foundations should relinquish mission control of grant monies on an escalating scale to coalition rules.
2. Coalition rules shall redirect large shifts of grant monies to racially identified nonprofits.
3. To qualify nonprofits must be controlled by boards with racial minority control and administered by racial minority staff.
4. All grants shall be approved on the basis of racial minority control and administration, and on the basis of a majority of clients being a racial minority.
5. Uncooperative foundations will be punished by legislative and street action.
1. The coalition does not propose to increase philanthropic giving by racial minorities.
2. The coalition does not propose to increase or strengthen racial minority foundations.
3. The coalition does not propose to increase accountability and efficiency of racial minority nonprofits.
4. Issues beyond the insular minority community are not of interest to the coalition.
5. The coalition does not propose any self-evaluation of actions vs mission statement.
1. Coalition goals take precedent over donor intent.
2. Coalition goals may abridge foundation trustee stewardship.
3. The coalition world view is the accepted standard.
4. The poor are racial minority poor.
5. Racial minority nonprofits hold a superior claim to grant monies.
6. Racial minority community development is insular.
7. Any objections to coalition actions are a rebuke of Al Pina’s relationship with God.
1. Nonprofits previously supported by affected foundations will suffer significant reductions in support.
2. Nonprofits in order to qualify and remain so by coalition rules must cleanse their boards and staff of whites if such exceed fifty percent.
3. Nonprofits must structure and locate their services so they avoid attracting a white majority of clients.
4. Philanthropic support of foundations does not respond to coercion. Charles Marlin
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