"We are clearly critics of 35W and the freeway system but I drove on a freeway to get here so I'm not above this history and I think we're all culpable," project co-lead Dr. Greg Donofrio said.
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Simon Balto
A historian of policing warns that, while many hope for a guilty verdict, that result, by identifying and punishing "bad" policing, may effectively render legitimate forms of violence and abuse that are historially part of policing in minority communities.
SOURCE: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
University of Minnesota Professor Keith Mayes discusses the trial as part of a long and broad history of Black Americans' experiences with policing.
SOURCE: The Metropole (Urban History Association)
by Katrina Phillips
"Recent events have forced Minneapolitans and Minnesotans to reckon with the state’s treatment of historically excluded populations. For the original inhabitants of what’s now Minneapolis, though, resistance and activism are nothing new."
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Tony Williams, a contributor to MPD150, who published an investigation into the conduct of the Minneapolis Police Department throughout its 150-year history.
SOURCE: Star Tribune
The town of Edina admits its racist past, but one Wikipedia editor apparently doesn’t.
SOURCE: Talking Points Memo
Because nothing says Martin Luther King, Jr. like a bunch of drunk World War II reenactors in German uniforms, right?
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