Equity

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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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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
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Discovering Small Town Equity

“Many of them grew up adopting the negative narrative that there are no opportunities or equity in small towns. That is not true. This work is flipping that narrative.”

  • 05/13/2021
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Outer Experiences

There is, however, another layer to the mission: explore what it means to be a Black Minnesotan.

  • 04/23/2021
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Black Queens

Black history is vast and we have only begun to scratch its surface.

  • 04/23/2021
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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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How I Build Equity Into Energy

When relationship building is a priority, when narratives are centered, leadership enables us to confidently challenge spaces that have excluded and dismissed lived experience.

  • 03/01/2021
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Sondra Samuels & New York Times columnist Tom Friedman

A recent conversation titled “Handle With Care” featured Sondra Samuels, founder and CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone, and Tom

  • 12/05/2020
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The Alliance: Changing the Narrative

Essential to the work of The Alliance, Brown says, is developing respectful relationships so that everyone feels heard, which can mean “slowing down policy work to unpack power and other dynamics.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Silent Spring

It truly is, for some, a Silent Spring. As I write this from my home, the streets outside are still,

  • 04/17/2020
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Equity Solutions & Quiz

In a related story we look at some of the statewide issues and policy suggestions stemming from the Minnesota Equity

  • 02/24/2020