Darren Walker: Using Privilege to Fight Privilege
Say the name Darren Walker anywhere in New York City or in the world of philanthropy, and you’re guaranteed to get one of two reactions: big smiles or expressions of awe, if not both.
Walker’s reputation for hard work, bridge-building and empathy are among the many reasons his elevation three years ago to president of the Ford Foundation was greeted with universal applause.
But there’s another reason for Walker’s success. The man Time Magazine named as one of its “100 Most Influential People in the World” is unapologetically black and openly gay in a world where both identities are rare...