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Racism. A word that stings. A force that bites. With every step we take toward some form of equity, the deep roots of systemic racism hold us back, stagnating well-intentioned progress. Whether we put our justice, public health, education or housing systems under a microscope, racism is so entwined in the workings of our society that some folks believe it no longer exists at all. Racism Unveiled is a digital storytelling project that aims to call out racism and to highlight how we can pull up this weed once and for all. This work is generously funded by a lead grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, with additional support from HealthPartners.
Racism. A word that stings. A force that bites. With every step we take toward some form of equity, the deep roots of systemic racism hold us back, stagnating well-intentioned progress. Whether we put our justice, public health, education or housing systems under a microscope, racism is so entwined in the workings of our society that some folks believe it no longer exists at all. Racism Unveiled is a digital storytelling project that aims to call out racism and to highlight how we can pull up this weed once and for all. This work is generously funded by a lead grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, with additional support from HealthPartners.

Black Doctors Work to Build Trust in the COVID-19 Vaccine Among...

This article is part of the Twin Cities PBS digital storytelling project Racism Unveiled. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the U.S. and Congress debates a $1.9 trillion...

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, More Black Minnesotans Are Going Hungry

Every Monday is Christmas for Michele Livingston. Her present is a 27x15 box filled with food she cannot afford. Whether it’s quinoa and potatoes, or...

Black Churches Heal Many Wounds in a Turbulent Year

Rev. Alfred Babington Johnson is a community leader, convener and CEO of the Stairstep Foundation who has an ear bent to Black church leaders across...

How Does Minnesota Compare to the Nation in Racial Equity?

In some measures, the “Star of the North” is failing communities of color. Rates of inequity in Minnesota fall below national standards and show how...

A Black Mother Contemplates What It Means to Defund the Police

I remember once, many years ago, watching a boyfriend run down a dimly lit street in downtown Minneapolis, a small package under his arm...

Tethered: How Race and Policing Binds Minneapolis to Louisville

I stood yards from where George Floyd died when news spread about Breonna Taylor’s case.  It was a sun-kissed day, and a light breeze rattled...

A Black Lives Matter Demonstration Faced Opposition in Pine Island

  Story published: December 8, 2020 Brian and Sharita Flick walked to the corner in Pine Island, Minn., where a Black Lives Matter demonstration took place...

Hawona Sullivan Janzen Tells Untold Stories

Hawona Sullivan Janzen has been saved many times by art - and she believes that many people living in the midst of our painful...

Why 17,000 Minnesotans of Color Can’t Vote in This Election

Antonio Williams has rosy memories of his first time voting. It was 2004, and Williams was struggling to find direction in his life. Opportunities can...

Can voting by mail end voter suppression?

Minnesotans love to vote - at least on paper. Consistently, Minnesota is ranked as one of the top – or the very top –...