11.8 “Why Philanthropy Should Welcome the Tea Party” – Huh?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy posted an article last week about Why Philanthropy Should Welcome the Tea Party, causing quite a stir. While many of us would say that civic engagement and mass organizing are positive things – and many of us on the Left have envied the Right’s long-term funding strategy of multi-year general support + grassroots gifts – supporting a movement that is rooted in racism, fear, and competition is problematic on many levels. Weigh in with your thoughts!