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Jesse Jackson Criticizes Lack Of Diversity in People Managing Harvard’s Money

Jesse Jackson Criticizes Lack Of Diversity in People Managing Harvard’s Money

“how many blacks and browns are managing any of that money?””

During a recent Harvard forum connected to Black History Month, Jesse Jackson criticized the school’s lack of diversity specifically referring to the people managing Harvard’s endowment.

The Boston Globe reported:

At Harvard, Jesse Jackson criticizes lack of diversity

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Harvard University for a lack of diversity for those who manage of the university’s $36 billion endowment during a Black History Month event on Tuesday.

“Harvard has a $36 billion endowment, that’s a large sum of money but how many blacks and browns are managing any of that money?” Jackson said, speaking to a crowd of about 200 seated before him at Longfellow Hall.

“Harvard had a little bump in the road with it’s endowment a few weeks ago. They named a business center after Reggie Lewis,” he said, referring to Reginald Lewis, the late African-American billionaire businessman.

“Father Reggie’s strength was getting some pension money, but who in the lineage of Reggie Lewis is managing any of that endowment pension money?” Jackson said.

A Harvard University spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and two-time presidential candidate, was invited to Harvard to speak at “Threads of Diversity,” a Black History Month program at the Graduate School of Education.

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buckeyeminuteman | February 24, 2017 at 7:50 am

Pretty sure I wouldn’t want him or the other reverend touching my money.

How many white people take care of Justus Jacksons “portfolio”?

I thoughtt Reverend Jackson was crossing the country, collecting his cut of his love-children’s lunch money.

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