A new study finds significantly more African Americans than whites are arrested for marijuana possession in Minnesota. Minnesota 2020, a nonpartisan think tank, says blacks account for 27 percent of marijuana possession arrests, but are only 6 percent of Minnesota’s population.
So many of you were looking to listen again to the discussion with Peter Bell on WCCO. Thanks for listening to us on your drive home!
Unemployment in the United States currently sits at 8.5 percent – the lowest it’s been in three years. That statistics, however, does not ring true for Minnesota’s African-American community.
In just a few lines on a spreadsheet, the latest census figures show how Minnesota could become more diverse in the coming decades.
In the Twin Cities, we’re used to being on top of lists about quality of life. But Wednesday’s headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune screamed: “Our Black-White Jobless Gap: WORST IN THE NATION.” Why?