He dedicated his life to Black people and Black power. He did so with tremendous courage, a quiet intensity, unfaltering integrity, uncommon intelligence, and always a loving respect for Black people, regardless of their station in life.
The track record of settler societies has not been good regarding justice for those who came before the settlers.
When it comes to reopening in the fall, it can be easy to ask people to risk their lives if those making the decisions don’t face the same risk.
I hope people dust off the New Deal and consider those ideas as a pathway out.
When those among us who embrace racism, nativism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, sexism, and homophobia are empowered, their forces grow and become stronger.
The president has recently ratcheted up his divisive rhetoric on immigration, reproductive choice, climate change, the integrity of our elections, and the place of racial, religious, and sexual minorities in this nation.
Why is it that in the U.S. we can recognize Nelson Mandela’s contributions to creating South African democracy, but too often fail to see our own as genuinely established by people who were rejected as citizens at the founding?
After the events of the last week and a half, we can either come together as a people or move further apart.
More than anything else, organized labor, collective bargaining, and the willingness to go out on strike created the American middle class.
The necessity of insisting that black lives matter is tied very closely to private property and commerce.
It seems to me that since World War II, the vast bulk of wars that the U.S. has been directly involved in have either ended indecisively or have not been decided at all by a preponderance of military power.
This semester the four post-secondary enrollment options (PSEO) students in my classes are among my best. I encourage a massive expansion of this excellent program.
Chancellor Steven Rosenstone has a chance to slow down and go back to the drawing board.
Minnesota is coasting on a reputation for racial justice that was established by Hubert H. Humphrey in the 1940s.
Colleges and universities, as institutions, used to challenge authority with facts and reason. This is less common today.
After working for 21 years and seeing only lower income taxes, I am prepared to pay more, but I also want fairness.
When we were much poorer as a nation, mired in the Great Depression, we taxed ourselves to build parks and schools and to provide security for our elders.
We can afford to educate our people, all of them. And we can do it in a liberal arts setting with small classes and full-time faculty.