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An omission both "endemic and instructive": Rick Cohen notes, "Rural doesn’t make it onto the radar screens of many people," philanthropically or otherwise.

"Kevin Walker, the president and CEO of the Northwest Area Foundation, noted that at the first day of the Council on Foundations’ plenary session on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the word “rural” was not in evidence. To the unsuspecting wandering observer, one might have thought that the challenges facing black men and boys in our society were purely an inner-city issue. No rural young black men were on the list of people facing the societal inequities so well documented in reports...." -- Rick Cohen, the Nonprofit Quarterly

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