I don't get it, again. First came the August Wilson Center with its $10 million deficit. Now the latest fiasco in the black community, the Hill House Association, is in the red to the tune of over $600,000 for 2013.
Who exactly are the supporters of these two organizations? And what group stands to benefit most from these fiscally strapped institutions? It stands to reason the answer is the black community at large. But nowhere is there any visible evidence in the Hill District or elsewhere in black neighborhoods of fundraisers to save these two cultural meccas. An audit “attributed the problems to reduced funding from contributors such as the United Way, the loss of certain government contracts and increases in general operating costs,” according to the Hill House news story.
It seems the Wilson Center and Hill House have run out of “other people's money,” as Margaret Thatcher eloquently said, explaining the consequences of a socialized government.
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