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Minnesota Jim Crow confirmed by Met Council analysis

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Diving Deeper: Understanding Disparities between Black and White Residents in the Twin Cities Region (Met Council), p. 7

A new report from the Met Council takes a deep dive into statistics, juggling 10 different demographic factors (e.g. age, education, immigration) to isolate one variable: race. The report finds that “underlying demographic differences cannot explain away our region’s disparities in employment, income, and homeownership between Black and White residents.” One factor can explain the differences: continuing institutional and structural racism, which is maintained and supported by conscious and unconscious personal racism. Continue reading

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