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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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Policy Changed After Study Finds Racial Bias In Metro Transit Policing

Metro Transit Officer Tosses Draon Armstrong To Ground

Metro Transit will now warn instead of ticket people the first time they don’t pay their fare. The change comes after study found police are more likely to cite instead of warn African American and Native American people when they don’t pay their fare. Continue Reading →

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Jamar Clark Murder Investigation Already “Screwed Up,” Says Police Brutality Prevention Group

Michelle Gross

Michelle Gross says what Minneapolis police did at the shooting scene will prevent the state and federal investigators from gathering all of the eyewitness accounts. Continue Reading →

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Professors Join Fray Over Mall Protest Prosecutions- Bloomington Responds

Black Lives Matter Protest At Mall Of America

University professors and researchers are joining the call for City of Bloomington prosecutor Sandra Johnson to drop charges against organizers of a “black lives matter” protest at the Mall of America in December. Johnson says she cannot drop the charges. Continue Reading →

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