anti-racism

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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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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Protecting Habitat of All People

The first time Karlyn Eckman (who uses any pronouns) was featured in Minnesota Women’s Press, in 2007, they were working

  • 08/18/2021
Sparked

“Sparked”: Background Experiences (part 1)

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

  • 08/15/2021
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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
Sparked

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
Ellie-Krug

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