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Is ‘Minnesota Nice’ stifling important conversations about race?

By Sheila Regan

Guest Commentator


This whole South High School situation is really affecting me. When I heard about the fight that happened two weeks ago, just two days after I had written an article about the anti-racism group at the school, S.T.A.R.T., I found myself crying for the school that I once attended. How could this supposed race riot have happened when there were all these smart kids working to combat the racism at their school? The more I talk to the students, the more I’m confused about what actually happened that day. My feeling is that the situation is a lot more complex than it has been portrayed, but regardless, clearly there are issues that need to be addressed, not just at the school but in our greater community. Continue Reading →

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