From the days of our founders the social contract of the United States has been equal opportunity. A newborn child bears no responsibility for the circumstances of her birth and yet is often destined to a life of advantage or disadvantage based on those circumstances. The American commitment to equal opportunity is not being fulfilled. With what we know, it is morally offensive not to act.

—George Kaiser, Tulsa billionaire and über-philantropist, from a Forbe’s article