Decolonizing Wealth

Much of the inspiration for the “medicine” prescribed in the pages of Decolonizing Wealth comes from Native elders and the Indigenous worldview. Like most Lumbee Indians, faith has been a major influence on Edgar's life.

Decolonizing Wealth

Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides. Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field's glamorous, altruistic façade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the “house slaves,” and those select few people of color who gain access. All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats. In the third and final section, Villanueva offers radical provocations to funders and outlines his Seven Steps for Healing. With great compassion—because the Native way is to bring the oppressor into the circle of healing—Villanueva is able to both diagnose the fatal flaws in philanthropy and provide thoughtful solutions to these systemic imbalances. Decolonizing Wealth is a timely and critical book that preaches for mutually assured liberation in which we are all inter-connected.

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Decolonizing Wealth
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Edgar Villanueva
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Edgar Villanueva
Categories: Business & Economics
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Pages: 240
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