Article highlights how leaders use "white space" in nonprofits

Since  the  end  of  the  civil right movement, large  numbers  of  black  people  have  made  their  way  into settings previously occupied only by whites, though their reception has been mixed. Overwhelmingly white neighborhoods,  schools,  workplaces,  restaurants,  and  other  public  spaces  remain.  Blacks  perceive  such 
settings as “the white space,” which they often consider to be informally “off limits” for people like them.

Meanwhile, despite the growth of an enormous black middle class, many whites assume that the natural black  space  is  that  destitute  and  fearsome  locality  so  commonly  featured  in  the  public  media,  including popular books, music and videos, and the TV news—the iconic ghetto. White people typically avoid black space, but black people are required to navigate the white space as a condition of their existence.

The Nonprofit Quarterly has published an article on the Nonprofit Sector as White Space. The concept of “white space” has crossed over from black space into the public conversation about race in the US. But many are using a white space approach to white space, including nonprofit leaders.

To read the article, go here.

 


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