The Trump administration’s termination of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is significantly setting us back from doing meaningful work to address segregation and housing inequality in our country.
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In the ’68 election, George Romney was a good presidential candidate who spoke the truth, got into trouble for it and self-destructed long before Election Day.
Pre-pandemic, no-excuse absentee voting was a time-saving convenience. Today it also serves a public health purpose.
Minnesotans deserve better than the political stare-down that is playing out at the Capitol between Senate Republicans and Governor Tim Walz.
We oppose any investment in building renovations or lease commitments for the Third Precinct prior to an authentic process of reconciliation, meaningful engagement with the communities who disproportionately suffer from police brutality, and the creation of a new system of community safety for our city.
Minneapolis officials must demonstrate their commitment to justice. Retaining officers with records like those of Derek Chauvin is the antithesis of such a goal.
Any recovery effort must prioritize concrete and measurable investments in BIPOC communities — the communities most affected by the economic downturn.
As a recent Minneapolis Public Schools graduate, I have seen how student resource officers affect my school. Kids who have been labeled as “bad” are arrested in schools instead of receiving help.
What unfolded on Aug. 26 was a mini-rebellion of the alienated dispossessed. There was nothing inherently progressive about it.
In the early 2000s, during the governorship of Tim Pawlenty, local government aid (LGA) was drastically reduced (state aid was reduced by 47% from 2002 to 2008).
Throughout northern Minnesota, shared identity and respect for elders create a foundation for an effective response.
In my summer course, everything we would have done in a physical classroom took place online: lectures, powerpoint presentations, short pauses for written self-reflection, discussion groups, student presentations, peer reviews, and contradictory debates.
The reasons are the same in both Tibet and Xinjiang: China wants to control the two regions.
The global pandemic has made us much more susceptible to the irrational political perspectives of the extreme right and the extreme left.
Policies put in place at the University of Minnesota have made it harder for African Americans to enroll at the university, harder for them to graduate, and if they do graduate the university’s policies make it more likely that their future earnings will be lower than their classmates’.
I enjoy vacation cruises in my mind without paying for gas and parking fees, and what I call work most people would call play.
Our state is in a moment of great transformative opportunity. A moment that demands not divisive politics and inaction, but transparent, proactive action from our leaders.
We hope that the police violence witnessed previously in similar protests will become a thing of the past.
In essence, you trade Northstar for the Blue Line Extension in a way that leaves the glass at least half full for all sides.