In recent years, the concern of hedge fund icon and philanthropist George Soros has largely been seen by the public as focused on the problems facing the European Union in terms of the “Brexit” decision in the U.K. and the refugee crisis that has been causing problems across the E.U. for a number of years. In a less public way, George Soros has been seeking new ways of assisting the civil rights and social justice movement of the U.S. with a growing level of financial support in the years prior to the 2014 Ferguson protests taking place in the Missouri city across the Summer and Fall of that year; through the Open Society Foundations, George Soros founding in the 1980s the Hungarian born investment specialist has become one of the most important financial supporters of organizations protecting the rights of African American and Latino communities across North America. Read more about George at The New York Times.
The Open Society Foundations reports George Soros became concerned about the future of the U.S. following his own refugee journey across Europe to the London School of Economics following the arrival of communist rule in his native Hungary; while studying at the London School of Economics, George Soros studied philosophy under his mentor Karl Popper, who developed his open society theory that included the belief in the U.S. Constitution being a fluid document that only protects individuals when the civil rights of the U.S. are fought for by the citizens of the nation. Across the U.S. African American and Latino civil rights groups have been fighting for the rights of individuals who are affected by a loss of their rights on a regular basis, which has resulted in Soros taking a proactive approach to fighting the rising right-wing groups of the U.S. who supported President Donald Trump as he fought for and won the Presidency in 2016. George Soros became a major critic of the rhetoric of Trump and his fellow Republican nominees who the hedge fund icon accused of doing the work of ISIS during the campaign and resulted in Soros backing the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton with $24 million, Politico reports.
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Civil rights groups have been a major area of concern for the Open Society Foundations and George Soros in the 21st century as the issues facing African American communities have become more prominent in causing issues across the nation. The Ferguson protests of 2014 are a good example of the work being completed by the Open Society Foundations and George Soros as more than $33 million in funding made its way from the not for profit network of charities to groups including the Dream Defenders who played a major role in creating the media buzz about the Ferguson protests throughout the latter half of 2014. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.