Politics

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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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Update from Minnesota House of Representatives

A report from House of Representatives DFL on its accomplishments this season.

  • 07/01/2021
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Town Hall: Antitrust and Boosting Local Economies

We conclude our two-month Ecolution exploration of the ways that Minnesotans are collaborating, instead of competing, in order to create healthier community ecosystems with this bit of history and contemporary thought about monopolies.

  • 06/15/2021
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The Status of Justice Reform in Minnesota

Minnesota Women’s Press is building collaborative media partnerships to lift up the progress reports and solutions related to justice reform.

  • 05/29/2021
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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

What are the risks of extremism in Minnesota?

Moonshot, a safety tech firm, analyzed more than six months worth of search data showing online appetite for extremist mobilization to targeted violence, political violence, anti-government, conspiracy theories, and armed groups.

  • 04/01/2021
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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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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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Interactive Book Discussion Guide: “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander

If this new format elicits reactions, we will continue with this book in subsequent discussion guides, and apply this concept to other books in the future.

  • 02/20/2021
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VIEW: Practicing Unity

I asked and listened to what voters told me about their hopes — about better jobs, wages, healthcare, and education. I also heard their fears — of more taxes, immigrants, gun laws, and “defunding the police.”

  • 02/04/2021
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VIEW: Through an Immigrant’s Eyes

People like myself need to find ways to bring immigrants with us and use our platforms to elevate their stories by handing them the mic.

  • 01/26/2021
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VIEW: Don’t Ask Stacey Abrams to Clean Up the Mess

Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.

  • 01/12/2021