BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — An anti-racism event has been moved up several weeks to this weekend in Baxter after a black man was beaten in an alleged racial attack Feb. 6.

The free workshop on Saturday is in response to the beating of 53-year-old Willie Navy, who says one white man called him the N-word in a Brainerd bar and another knocked him out.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Northland Northland Arboretum. Its sponsors include the First Congregational United Church of Christ, led by the Rev. Deborah Celley.

She tells the Brainerd Dispatch the workshop will be geared to people who never considered that racism could be a problem in their area.

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Comments (6)
  1. DaveM says:

    “Hate” and “Hater” are liberals’ favorite words. “Bigot” isn’t far behind in their pastime of name-calling and stereotyping..

  2. thug1 says:

    the entire town is racist no one wants to participate in the event thats why its been rescheduled brainered is brainwashed

  3. Victim Du Jour says:

    2 violent people out of 5 million Minnesotans do not speak for the entire white community in our State.

    Nerdy White liberals are trying to cash in on an isolated act of violence.

    Race baiting by nerdy white liberals is an act of racism too.

    1. Todd W. Olson says:

      They may not, VD, but it seems like they speak for you…

  4. mark from says:

    He got offended by the N word, someone tell him to turn on some rap. Lets see what this guy says after hearing a few lyrics?

    1. Victim Du Jour says:

      The media is only telling half the Story. Just like they never talk about Mathew Shepards dealings with Meth.

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