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‘Muslim in Minnesota’ panel calls for conversation

After recent news flared that St. Cloud was an inhospitable place for Muslims to live, local residents organized a community conversation called, “Muslim in Minnesota.” The event was hosted by Minnesota Public Radio with Tom Weber moderating. Four St. Cloud Somali residents talked about challenges, concerns and next steps. Ben Rodgers of the St. Could Times reported on the event, […]

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An open invitation to talk about race

Anna Pratt, Star Tribune, January 28, 2014 – Race is often considered a loaded subject, but the nearly 200 people at a recent forum in Brooklyn Park eagerly tackled it head-on. “It’s Time to Talk About Race,” held Jan. 18 at the city’s Community Activity Center, was designed to encourage candid conversations and to highlight the […]

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The Content of their Character: Race and Judgment in Our Schools

Michael Diedrich, Minnesota 2020, January 22, 2014 – As we reflect on the life and achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is natural to think of the parts of his dream left unfulfilled. Consider what is possibly the most famous line from his most famous speech: “I have a dream that my four little […]

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Blake, Henry High swap students for a day in conversations about race, class

Gail Rosenblum, Star Tribune, April 13, 2013 – When students from two vastly different Minneapolis high schools spend time together, will they focus more on their similarities or differences? That intriguing question was posed by Dion Crushshon, an upper-school dean at the Blake School who teaches a course called “Class and Race in the United States.” […]

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