Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square cofounder, donates $10 million to BU Center for Antiracist Research

Twitter and Square cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey has donated $10 million to Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, just six weeks after it was launched by leading scholar Ibram X. Kendi.

Dorsey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a reported net worth of $5 billion, made the gift through his charitable initiative, Start Small, with no strings attached—a signal of his unqualified support of Kendi’s vision of putting academic researchers at the forefront of the movement to dismantle policies that underlie racial inequity and injustice.

“What is amazing is just the generosity of Jack Dorsey and that it gives the foundation to the center,” says Robert A. Brown, president of BU. The unrestricted nature of the funds “gives the director endless discretion about how the income from the gift will be used over time to advance the center.”

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