Equity

Sarah Garton

Why School Board Races Are Contentious This Year

“The term Critical Race Theory is being used as a catch-all for people’s fears and anxieties. This has been happening forever. It is odd that it is working.”

  • 09/01/2021
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Passing Through Time

I receive updates each month about relatives that are linked to my genetics, many of whom are unknown to me.

  • 08/25/2021
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Conversation: Tina Burnside

The museum is a community gathering space, and a platform for Black artists, authors and creatives. We’re working to build a legacy and establish an institution in the Black community.

  • 08/22/2021
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“Sparked”: Current Residents on Defunding Police (part 2)

Reflections on the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings that followed, and on racism in Minnesota, as told by current residents of the state.

  • 08/15/2021
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“The Holly”: Community-based Development As a Solution to Violence (part 2)

This is part 2 of our conversation on the roots and solutions to gang violence, based on “The Holly,” a book about Denver issues similar to what we are seeing in the Twin Cities.

  • 07/29/2021
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Op-Ed: Legislature failed to enact key racial equity measure

Minnesota’s policymakers had an opportunity during this legislative session to take action to gain a portion of that $6.6 billion of annual GDP, and they failed. Instead, efforts to close racial equity gaps fell victim to polarized and antiquated views of economic growth and competitiveness.

  • 07/23/2021
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Deeper Reading: Reconstruction

“They had warned that poor workers must not be allowed to vote because, given the chance, they would insist on a redistribution of wealth.”

  • 05/25/2021
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Conversation With Robin Wonsley Worlobah

Racial capitalism thrives off the exploitation of our lives, labor, and natural resources.

  • 05/25/2021
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On Freeing the Deeds

By training I am a historian and an artist. One keeps me grounded. The other makes me curious, and prompts

  • 05/25/2021
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Measuring Racism

Having the data to objectively show what has been hidden for so long gives power back to the communities that are harmed by the system.

  • 05/25/2021
Danielle-Kilgo

Who Frames the Narrative? (part 2)

As a scholar who researches media coverage of police and protests, I believe Toledo’s death exposes a blind spot in journalism: a tendency to go with the “police said” narrative without outwardly questioning if it is right.

  • 05/05/2021
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Learning How to Be an Ally: Reforming Policing & Punishment

How do we reimagine the work of reducing poverty, supporting mental health services, and dealing with trauma to minimize substance abuse and violence, in order to diminish the need for police to step in as an end to those consequences?

  • 04/30/2021