Warning that combatting the culture of racism that is entrenched in society requires changing not only laws and institutions, but also hearts and minds, philanthropic leaders have convened a national day of activities to promote racial healing. National organizations and local governments joined the call to commemorate the second National Day of Racial Healing the day after Martin Luther King Day. Luz Benítez Delgado, a program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, says that this work is about helping change the national conversation and healing the wounds left by centuries of racism.
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