MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite the passing of 50 years and a slew of federal and state laws against racial discrimination, U of M Civil Rights Professor Carl Warren says Minnesota is far from realizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.
“Especially the Twin Cities metro area, we see that our schools and communities are re-segregating at an alarming rate,” said Warren.
Mel Reeves, a community activist in north Minneapolis, said he sees this segregation every day in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
“We have educational disparities, employment disparity and more folks locked up. Something’s going on, it’s just more subtle,” Reeves said.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Chris Simon Reports