Colin Kaepernick could be the controversial shot in the arm Minnesota needs; I mean my goodness, the most winningest team we (MN) have are those wonderful Minnesota Lynx (Personally, I think the city should rename the Target Center, the Lynx Center – it’s only right).
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, but my Santa Claus was always a black man and woman.
Let me be very clear, racism does exist in Edina, but also in Minneapolis, St. Paul and on a global level. Your city has become victim to a mechanism that forces white-guilt to fund meaningless adventures in Tom Foolery dependent on Jim Crow politics and need to keep “Minnesota Nice” in full working order. The real chaos happens when agent provocateurs (BLM/NAACP) organizers who in some cases have some grandiose agendas of fame, money and cable-network television coverage lose track of the mission of Civil Rights and what Black Minnesotans really need in favor of $5000.00 speaking fees, travel and hotel rooms to talk about how they managed the north Minneapolis Fourth Precinct shutdown and how race is at the center of all disparities. Do we have to mention all of the forgotten who have been killed or had their civil rights violated by law enforcement in the Twin Cities? I know, that’s old, and the new-new is better fodder than the old-old – but still someone died and a group who say they want hope and change looks more like they want the change-$$.
Opportunity Violence has murdered more black Minnesotans than any bullet from a police officer’s gun. OV has been the cause of black-on-black crime and the main reason why black Minnesotans have been locked in a generational-hybrid of exclusion by skin color. This is not racist, this is reality!
Ms. Wielinski, I cannot stand with the professor or her arguments on white supremacy, but from my vantage point, there is a challenge within the hiring construct of the Park Board. It is racist, bigoted and in 2015-16 does send black “qualified” professionals back to the time of “White Only drinking fountains.”
I wrote this many years ago. It was originally posted on February 2, 2012 by City College News in Letters to the Editor. With the hiring of Sharon Pierce, President of Minneapolis Community and Technical, there is a need for an immediate change in the politics which reject the success of the black body. President Pierce must reconfigure the Student Life department and bring the basketball program back to the community college; it saved lives.
The state has already distributed $100 million, according to local sources to non-culturally competent agencies while dismissing the need for a black agency to handle the mental health and homelessness issues of black Minnesotans.
When black children are in a system designed to marginalize, obstruct and deny the black family unit – we need only to look at a group of Minnesota lawmakers who have sent a solid message…
The Minneapolis City Council is attacking baseball hats, doo-rags, Bowler hats and anything covering your head. Murder, crime, education and jobs sit on the back burner. In our opinion, this is just the start of…
By Lisa Mims, Guest Columnist – Our Black News So will #trayvonmartin, #renishamcbride, and so many other unarmed African Americans who have been murdered. Most of our students have probably been exposed to what has taken…