Minneapolis consistently ranks among the best cities for cycling in the United States. But as I tool around on my steel horse I can’t help but notice that most of the other cyclists I encounter look like me: a white, middle-class male.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s “conscious of the diversity factor” as he considers who will fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
A call for more diversity at the University of Minnesota resulted in 13 demonstrators being arrested. Around 60 students gathered outside Morrill Hall Monday. They were trying to stage a sit-in inside President Eric Kaler’s office.
The student led group Whose Diversity? is hosting a sit-in on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus Monday. According to a statement released by the group, Whose Diversity? is holding the sit-in in President Kaler’s office in an effort to persuade change on campus.
Gov. Mark Dayton is trying to make the state’s workforce more diverse. The state’s new Diversity and Inclusion Council aims to better recruit and retain employees from diverse backgrounds. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday creating the council. Dayton’s administration has also hired a full-time recruiter dedicated to the task.
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department’s 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.
In the land of lutefisk and Uff-da, it appears there are fewer Sven and Oles. According to new data released by the U.S. Census, the faces of Minnesota are changing.
Tom Brokaw joins Chad to discuss his latest documentary, airing tomorrow night (6pm) on USA Network.