anti-racism

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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

  • 07/28/2021
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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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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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Building a Better Twin Cities

“We have learned how to make lemonade out of lemons.”

  • 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
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VIEW: Blind Spot

On the flight back to Minneapolis I researched why “tribe” and “tribalism” are so problematic. I learned that the words originated with white Christian conquerors and their violence toward not only Native people, but Africans as well.

  • 04/04/2021
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Robin Wonsley Worlobah

In March 2021, we hosted a forum related to our “Transforming Justice” magazine issue. One of the women we talked to was Robin Wonsley Worlobah, who is an advocate for building new systems of community safety beyond policing. Here is some of what she told us.

  • 03/30/2021
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Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

How disrespectful it is that eight members of our community were killed and we were met with ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ greetings from white colleagues the next day. We saw more social media posts about celebrations than acknowledgement of our suffering and our grieving.

  • 03/28/2021
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Letters From an American: Voting, Vaccines, Income Loss

Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor, writes a popular daily email on Substack that provide context around political news. She wrote about these topics in the last week:

  • 03/08/2021
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Minnesota Woman of History: Nellie Francis

Since every month at Minnesota Women’s Press is about acknowledging the accomplishments of women, we are not doing anything unique to commemorate Women’s History Month — but we will honor the stories of a few local historical women, starting with Nellie Griswold Francis.

  • 03/01/2021
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At My Age

Now that I am 81, I am learning about many things for the first time. There were times when I could have spoken out about injustice in the past and did not. Why didn’t I?

  • 02/25/2021