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Michigan Attorney General Calls for Investigation of Ford Foundation Spending on Political Campaigns

By NGO Monitor
April 2006
Detroit News, April 2 2006

The article cites criticism that the "Ford Foundation grants supported groups that essentially turned a U.N. World Conference Against Racism five years ago into a platform for anti-Semitic rants, that it backs political correctness on college campuses, that its funds could end up backing violence or terrorism. In a Nov. 17, 2003, letter to Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., foundation president Berresford said "we deeply regret that grantees may have taken part in unacceptable behavior" and said the new grants will "include new prohibitions against all forms of bigotry and against calls for the destruction of any state."  However, as NGO Monitor analyses have demonstrated, the Ford Foundation continues to fund NGOs promoting the Durban strategy.



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