• My father, a bookkeeper who never earned more than $11,000 a year in his life, sat there, writing out a $25 check to the NAACP. When I asked him why, he said discrimination against anyone is discrimination against us all. And I never forgot that. Indeed, his philanthropy was a gift, not just to that organization, but to me.

    Michael Bloomberg's Slate 60 Dinner Keynote Address At William J. Clinton Presidential Library In Little Rock, Arkansas, November 12, 2006.
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