ST. PAUL LEGAL LEDGER CAPITOL REPORT One of our nation’s more courageous “one-percenters” explains on a popular YouTube video — and in a movie soon to be released — how having 1,000 times as much money as the average worker does not create jobs or as much economic activity as putting more of that money in the average family’s hands. Nick Hanauer, CEO of a West Coast company that makes pillows, notes that un... Read More
ST. PAUL LEGAL LEDGER CAPITOL REPORT Chris Rock, the always funny and now very rich African-American comedian, had something quite serious to say recently when he was asked if he still experiences racism. “Every now and then I’m in a situation where someone doesn’t recognize me, and I experience racism,” he said. “Things like not being buzzed into a store, or sitting in first class on a plane and having someone a... Read More
The latest report from Growth & Justice, Widening Economic Inequality in Minnesota: Causes, Effects, and a Proposal for Estimating Its Impact in Policymaking, is making headlines across the state and has even been picked up by media outlets in Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Read more at Bring me the News, Grand Forks Herald, KAAL TV 6 News, KFGO The Mighty 790AM, KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, KTTC TV, LaCross... Read More
ST. PAUL LEGAL LEDGER CAPITOL REPORT Paris Carruthers, left, and Shanell McCoy of Youthprise are facilitating conversations between Twin Cities youth and the Generation Next partnership. Shanell McCoy, 19, and Paris Carruthers, 22, are emerging Twin Cities leaders who have been researching what youth think about their education system and about an adult society that constantly worries about the achievement gap... Read More
Most Minnesotans know something about the great civil rights and racial integration struggles of the last century, and many of us no doubt think or hope we are past the worst of it. But we also know that as racial equality ever so gradually improved, and as legal discrimination and official segregation began to be banished, white privilege took different dimensions. We know, for instance, that as African Americans, Latinos and other people of... Read More
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