White Supremacy Culture Characteristics
Recently Updated! Sometime in the late 1990s, I arrived home after a particularly frustrating consultation with an organization I was working with at the time. In a flurry of exasperation, I sat down at my computer…
God Is Our Liberator: How Christian Tolerance for Injustice Impacts Our Children
Once you lose a loved one, their words echo in your soul long after they leave. With the third anniversary of my mom’s death this past August, I have been methodically reflecting over the many things my mom taught me. I think it is natural for parents to want to shield their children from some of th…
The invention of whiteness: the long history of a dangerous idea
The long read: Before the 17th century, people did not think of themselves as belonging to something called the white race. But once the idea was invented, it quickly began to reshape the modern world
Responding to Disparities: A Look at a Post-2020 United States – TPT Originals
Have you ever had a cut in the most inconvenient place? One of those places that you continually bump and re-aggravate? That is the current backdrop of
The radical history of the Red Power movement’s fight for Native American sovereignty
After centuries of broken treaties and racist U.S. policies, Indigenous activists launched a bold—and controversial—campaign for justice.
The City that Really Did Abolish the Police
And rebuilt the department from the ground up. The strange, hopeful, politically complicated story of Camden, N.J.
Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales
The move by Jesuit priests is the largest such effort by the Roman Catholic Church and comes amid growing calls for reparations across the United States.
Wild Holy & Free: Austin Channing Brown
justice. beauty. blackness. love. dignity. humor.
Why Native Americans Have Protested Mt. Rushmore
While Mount Rushmore is considered a treasured historic site for some Americans, to Native Americans, it can represent a stinging history.
AIM occupation of Wounded Knee begins
On the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, some 200 Sioux Native Americans, led by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), occupy Wounded Knee, the
Discover the Art of Ojibwe Storyteller Jonathan Thunder – TPT Originals
Duluth painter and multi-media artist Jonathan Thunder recently spoke to Almanac’s Kaomi Lee about creating work that reflects on current events
Disparities Experienced by Black Women and Girls Task Force Report
This report has been prepared in response to the immediate effects and long-term consequences of interpersonal and institutional violence perpetrated against Black women and girls in U.S. society and in the PC(USA). This intersectional (race/gender) and multidimensional (physical, mental, emotional,…
Understanding Critical Race Theory: Part 1 – Missio Alliance
There has been a great deal of conversation in and around Christian spaces regarding critical race theory (CRT), a framework that has become a lightning rod of controversy in both the church and political sectors, especially in recent years. Missio Alliance wanted to invite two people who have both …
Examination of the Batson challenge –
Those who were watching the Derek Chauvin jury selection this week heard the legal term ‘Baston,’ probably for the first time.
The Combahee River Collective Statement
We are a collective of Black feminists who have been meeting together
since 1974.  During that time we have been involved in the process of
defining and clarifying our politics, while at the same time doing
political work within our own group…
Types of privilege | Compassionate Christianity
White privilege means that even though your life may not be easy, the color of your skin does not provide additional obstacles to your success.
Because privilege is often invisible to those who have it, here’s a handy list of some of the ways white privilege may operate – in society, and yes, in your life too. Keep in mind that intersectionality is also at play here. That means that your gender or sexual identity, your class, and your physical ability and embodiment may also interact …
‘Women in Blue’ to Premiere on TPT and the PBS Video App on February 8, 2021 – Twin Cities PBS
With the national conversation around police reform still resonating loudly across the country, “Women in Blue” shines a spotlight on the police women within the Minneapolis Police Department working to reform it from the inside.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – Decolonizing our consciousness
When you examine scripture, how does the lens of colonization influence how you read and understand those passages? That’s the question asked during yesterday’s broadcast of Good Medicine, a monthly online conversation with the Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly (2020).
Racism, not a highway, tore apart St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood
They didn’t just build a major highway through a Black neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s. They killed dreams.
Austin Channing Brown: Dear Nice White People
What are you afraid of?
Ghosted by Allies: Why BIPOC Still Can’t Trust White People With Social Justice
We always knew last summer’s allyship was fleeting…
Arts organization Black Table Arts unveils first physical space –
‘At Black Table Arts, we say over and over again that art keeps the enthusiasm of social movement alive.’
Understanding and Dismantling Privilege
An interdisciplinary journal focusing on the intersectional aspects of privilege and works to bridge academia and practice, highlight activism, and offers a forum for creative introspection on issues of inequity, power and privilege.
Minnesota churches launch 10-year plan for racial healing, reparations
The Minnesota Council of Churches, leveraging its 25 denominations with more than 1 million members, prioritizes path to “truth and reparation.”
Homeownership disparities a Minnesota blight –
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has made it a priority to mitigate racial disparities in homeownership.
Congress weighs returning 12,000 acres to Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
The federal government wrongfully seized the popular recreation land in the 1940s.
#TruthBeTold Campaign — AAPF
On September 4th, the Trump Administration took action to prohibit workplace training sessions given to federal employees that recognize racism, sexism, and structural inequality, and that help them understand the value of diversity in the workplace.
Local film ‘Black in Minneapolis’ imagines revolt against police violence –
‘Black in Minneapolis’ depicts police violence, specifically in the state of Minnesota.
Social Inequities Explain Racial Gaps in Pandemic, Studies Find
Higher rates of infection and mortality among Black and Hispanic Americans are explained by exposure on the job and at home, experts said.
Racism literally ages black Americans faster, according to our 25-year study | Sierra Carter
Stress due to racism can wear and tear on the body – literally ‘getting under the skin’ to affect African Americans’ health
Kimberlé Crenshaw: the woman who revolutionised feminism – and landed at the heart of the culture wars
From police brutality to sexual harassment, the lawyer fights to ensure black women’s experiences are not ignored. So why are her ideas being denounced?
Art Hounds explores art ‘Out of the Box’
Art Hounds explores an interactive theater-in-your-home production for kids, an interactive “outstellation” at Modus Locus, and public art by Winona’s Creative Laureate.
The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) enjoys a living legacy as the oldest Black-owned newspaper in the state of Minnesota and one of the longest-standing, family-owned newspapers in the country.
Where Are the Racially Conscious White People? – Courageous Conversation Global Foundation
I know there are white people out there who stand in solidarity with people of color. Tell me more about the white woman who filmed the arrest of the two Black customers in a Philly Starbucks store and posted it on social media. What about the other white patrons we can hear on the same film?
Let America Be America Again
Poem by Langston Hughes – 1902-1967
RACE – The Power of an Illusion | White Advantage
The Power of an Illusion BACKGROUND:
Opinion | You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
The black people I come from were owned and raped by the white people I come from. Who dares to tell me to celebrate them?
Tulsa Race Massacre
During the Tulsa Race Massacre (also known as the Tulsa Race Riot), a white mob attacked residents, homes and businesses in the predominantly black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma over 18 hours on May 31-June 1, 1921.
The Rosewood Massacre was an attack on the predominantly African American town of Rosewood, Florida, in 1923 by large groups of white aggressors. The town was…
JUNETEENTH WORLD WIDE CELEBRATION
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galves…
smaller — A Moment of Silence
︎ Smaller, And Smaller, And Smaller. By Marlon James Not long ago some Minnesotans wanted to rebrand this state as the North….
White Christian America Needs a Moral Awakening
By confronting their faith’s legacy of racism, white Christians can build a better future for themselves, and their fellow Americans.
OPINION EXCHANGE | Racial justice: The new religion?
The “woke” movement is built on shows of “right thinking” and Puritan-style intolerance.
The Dehumanizing Condescension of ‘White Fragility’
The popular book aims to combat racism but talks down to Black people.
Vol. 67 No. 2 Summer 2020 (67/2) : Minnesota History Magazine : MNHS.ORG
Contents and Contributors
OPINION EXCHANGE | Counterpoint: I am a racist. So is Katherine Kersten. She can’t admit it.
The first step is acknowledging the problem.
For some Black Americans, love of country means holding it accountable
For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren’t fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.
Thistlethwaite: How to be white
I’ve been white all my life, so you would think I would know a lot about it. I don’t. I am constantly learning how to be a decent white person. It is a lifelong project to learn to not only reject whiteness as an ideology that privileges those with light skin of European origins over…
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