“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life, while poverty persists, there is no true freedom.”…Nelson Mandela
Poverty, a fundamental injustice incrementally increasing everyday as social and economic differences evolve into what only best be described as global caste system.
Below is a link to a Rolling Stone article related to the now infamous Koch brothers, as the link is followed an additional link is available extolling the “charitable” works of the Kochs, sort of a point counterpoint – the one detailing the reality and the other an attempt to run interference.
It doesn’t matter what charitable donations the Koch empire has made to cancer research in consideration of the 24 million metric tons of carcinogenic pollutants their enterprises spew, I would say the better characterization would be that of reparations.
It doesn’t matter whether they donate to black scholarships or not as they are the epitome of the face of conservatism along with individuals like Rush Limbaugh in this country that considers minorities as second class citizens.
When you have an estimated 115 billion dollars in assets, pour millions into lobbying campaigns to manipulate and influence politicians and elections to create and exercise favorable loopholes and legislation such “charitable” deeds become little more than public relations and tax write offs.