ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.
A former campus minister from Duluth who now lives on Madeline Island is one of the Freedom Riders featured Wednesday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Edward Kale was arrested for breach of peace in Jackson, Miss., 50 years ago when he refused to leave a restaurant designated for blacks only.