Olympic Pool Set For North Minneapolis In Hopes Of Closing Racial DisparitiesThe Center for Disease Control says Black children and teenagers drown in swimming pools at five and a half times the rate of their white counterparts. A Minneapolis non-profit is hoping to change that statistic.
North Mpls. Community Groups Work To Bridge Racial Disparities In Vaccine DistributionMinneapolis officials are specifically concerned about discrepancies between white residents and people of color. Statistics in the state’s largest city are worse than statewide: Just 28% of Black people in Minneapolis have their vaccine, compared to 71% of white residents.
Minnesota 'One Of The Best Places' To Live, But Also Has 'Widest Racial Disparities,' U Of M Prof. Writes In NYTThere's a public affairs professor at the University of Minnesota who has looked at race and public policy in our state for decades. This month, he wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times illuminating some of the gaps and disparities that go far beyond policing.
Analysis: 'Significant Disparities' Found In COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Minnesota, Other StatesResearchers at the University of Minnesota say they’ve found “significant disparities” in COVID-19 hospitalizations when comparing racial and ethnic groups in states that track hospital data.
Report: Minn. Teen Birth Rates At Historic Lows, But Disparities PersistA new report out Wednesday shows that birth and pregnancy rates of adolescents in Minnesota are at historic lows. Still, health researchers say more needs to be done to help lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in under-severed communities, especially in greater Minnesota and among the state’s communities of color.
Dayton Announces State Government Diversity AuditGov. Mark Dayton announced an independent audit to examine diversity in the workplace and identify ways to improve and create more opportunities for people of color in Minnesota.
Report: Race Alone Might Be A Factor In Twin Cities DisparitiesThe Metropolitan Council says new research shows that race itself might well play a role in understanding the disparities between whites and people of color in the Twin Cities metro.
Black Leaders Lay Out Requests To Close Equity GapsLeaders and advocates from Minnesota's black community laid out their requests Wednesday for millions of dollars to start an investment program for minority-owned businesses and fund a summer job program for black teens, answering Gov. Mark Dayton's call for input to assemble a plan to tackle economic gaps.
Dayton Details Plan To Curb Disparities, Boost EconomyGov. Mark Dayton has released details on his $100 million plan to boost the state’s economy and curb the disparities that exist in housing, education and jobs for minorities in Minnesota.
Census Data Shows MN Black Households' Income PlummetingNew U.S. Census data reveals the median household income for whites and Asians in Minnesota is twice that of African American households. The numbers show the median income for Minnesota's black households dropped nearly 15 percent, or about $4,500 in one year.
Activists Want To Fix Minneapolis Racial DisparitiesCommunity activists want to fix what they call racial disparities in Minneapolis.