NAACP report highlights Twin Cities disparities

The National NAACP released a report, “The Twin Cities Economic Inclusion Plan,” last Saturday detailing the racial disparities that exist between Blacks and Whites in the metro area, along with recommendations for closing the gap. The report revealed that the Twin Cities ranks 92nd out of 100 metro areas for racial equity. At its news conference, the NAACP called for Minnesota government officials to take action.

“With a budget surplus in the state, there is no excuse for not being able to address these issues,” said Marvin Owens Jr., director of the National NAACP Economic Programs. The report comes on the heels of yet another national study (financial news website ”24/7 Wall St.”) showing the Twin Cities as the fourth-worst place for African Americans in the country.

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