Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
With reparations being such a hot-button topic, the MSR was inspired to hit the streets to find out what our communities think.
In most American cities throughout the 20th century, people of color, African Americans in particular, were relegated to separate and structurally unequal communities often by means of the practices briefly referenced above.
If words count, then the Star Tribune headline, ‘At North High lessons include reading, writing and resilience,’ and its accompanying article sent more than a few messages in one.
Bigots and racists use our system of laws and law enforcement to police Black and Brown bodies, making it clear to people of color that we are neither welcome nor expected to exist in White spaces.
Blackface is part of American culture’s DNA. But America has forgotten that. Although use of Blackface is now politically and culturally radioactive, there was a time when it wasn’t.
A new TPT documentary, ‘Jim Crow of the North,’ is set to further the discussion of Minneapolis’ color-coded housing bigotry.
Dr. Robin DiAngelo noted that culture is specifically structured so that White people have the choice to remain stuck in their ignorance.
There must be a substantial price paid by these racists who choose to call the police when there is absolutely no evidence of a crime, intended or otherwise.
‘Black female athletes must navigate a treacherous terrain in combating both racism and sexism.’