Yearly Archives: 2016

Battling ‘Minnesota Nice’, Structural Racism And White Privilege

Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen

“So can we talk about race?” asked Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen to a nearly all-white League of Women Voters gathering at a south Minneapolis restaurant. The co-founder of the INTER-RACE Institute, a diversity think tank located at Augsburg College said structural racism is alive in Minnesota because people don’t talk about it enough. Continue Reading →

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Constitutionality Question Adds More Drama To Rep. Barrett Case Before MN Supreme Court

Attorney Virginia Stark

A surprise legal twist to a case that could make Rep. Bob Barrett ineligible for re-election. An attorney tells the Minnesota Supreme Court that not only does Barrett not live in his district, but the new law saying the November election won’t count is unconstitutional. Continue Reading →

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