Stacey Abrams Sits on Board of Organization That Donates Millions to Radical Far-Left Professors

Georgia’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate sits on the board of a far-left, Seattle-based organization that has handed out millions of dollars in grants to radical left-wing professors.

Stacey Abrams is listed as a board member of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a group that says it “supports leaders, scholars and initiatives focused on shifting the balance of power in society – building power for communities that continue to be excluded from shaping how society works and from sharing in its rewards and freedoms.”

The group’s main funding initiative is grants “leaders of organizations and initiatives with the potential to shift the balance of power in their communities.”

Apparently, that includes college professors.

One of those grant recipients is Amna Akbar, a professor of law at Ohio State University.

There, she “focuses on social movements, critical theory, and policing race & inequality.”

“Akbar is the co-author of Race, Racism, and American Law. She received her B.A. from Barnard College and her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review,” according to her profile on the nonprofit’s website.

A search of Akbar’s Twitter account shows that she is not a fan of capitalism.

“MLK Day: the day to recommit to the struggles against capitalism, militarism, and racism!” she said on January 18.

“[A] challenge + [opportunity] for lawyers & law profs on the left in the coming decades will be to think about how white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, capitalism are produced, reinforced, challenged through/around law, legal institutions, legal process. it will take courage & humility to do,” she said in a January tweet.

She often rails against the police, too.

[T]his tight relationship between the state, prisons/police, the capitalist class is why we get the pandemic response we do, designed to avoid altering the political, economic, social relationships – at the cost of hundreds of thousands dead in the US, millions around the world,” she said in another Tweet.

The foundation itself has also spewed anti-police rhetoric.

“The Cop City story … offers a window into how the actors that make up the PIC – corporations, governments, media, police, and others – work in deadly harmony to suppress political dissent, subvert democratic engagement, and protect profits,” the group said on March 10, adding #DefundThePolice.

Abrams’ campaign did not return a Thursday comment request.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Stacey Abrams” by Stacey Abrams. 


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