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MN faith leaders: Whites must help blacks battle racism

Jon Collins, MPR News, June 24, 2015 Reverend Nazim Fakir and his wife Rev. LaToyna Fakir, pastors at St. Peter’s AME Church in Minneapolis, joined others at St. James AME Church in St. Paul to pray for the victims of the Charleston killings, June 18, 2015. Jeffrey Thompson | MPR News LISTEN 3 Minnesota pastors discuss the South […]

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Park Center High in Brooklyn Park making progress toward closing achievement gap

Shannon Prather, Star Tribune, June 2, 2015 Changing its teaching practices helps Park Center narrow achievement gap.  In a state plagued by the achievement gap between students of color and white students, Park Center High has been closing it on one critical measure: graduation rates. Race was a sensitive, uncomfortable subject that educator Bart Becker […]

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It’s Time to Talk About Race

Race is a complicated issue, but addressing it is crucial for a healthy, thriving community. You will leave the conversation inspired, but also equipped with the tools and confidence to improve interracial relationships. Please meet in the cafeteria.
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Jett: School district must diversify faculty, staff

Mark Sommerhauser, St. Cloud Times, March 26, 2015 As the St. Cloud school district mulls how to respond to student protests of alleged ethnic discrimination at Technical High School, Superintendent Willie Jett says the district must redouble efforts to diversify its faculty. District administrators also may issue recommendations for action in the wake of last […]

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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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Julie Landsman: Talking about race in the classroom

Julie Landsman: Talking about race in the classroom Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:00 AM Photo by Maury Landsman Julie Landsman: “I think really good teachers can really understand all sorts of cultures and weave them into their classrooms.” Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost Julie Landsman is a white teacher who talks openly and thoughtfully about the elephant […]

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