12 Chicago family foundations: Enough with the hate.

The following op-ed was published in Crain's Chicago Business on July 31, 2019. The Conant Family Foundation is proud to be a part of this statement. Sometimes words are sticks and stones. Particularly when the words are used as threats against a group of people, specifically people of color. Those not targeted by the words might just shake their heads; others hear the words and feel sick, fearful, angry, and unwelcome. Xenophobia and hatred of immigrants isn’t new. Hatred based on skin color has a long and deadly history in America. Hatred cloaked in patriotism becomes particularly poisonous when political leaders spew, condone, or simply ignore racist ideology. We are proud of America’s ra