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September 08, 2014
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Ford CEO Sees the Arts as a Way to Work Toward Social Justice

Shadia Fayne Wood/Project Survival Media

The Ford Foundation has made grants to American Indian rapper Frank Waln and other artists through the First Peoples Fund, which promotes Indian self-expression.

Over a prerecorded mix of throbbing percussive beats, Frank Waln rapped to the lunch crowd about how people perceive him.

"You’re a mascot, just a ghost now.

Just a thing I wear on my clothes now ..."

The verse referred to a first impression the...

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