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Racial Paradox of the Twin Cities

James Brewer Stewart
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location yet to be determined

Why has our famously liberal political culture been at the same time so brutally hard on minorities? Looking at wealth gaps, incarceration, life expectancy etc. we vie with Mississippi, How to explain how the land of Humphry, Mondale, Wellstone, Gene McCarthy has turned out to treat dark skinned people the way it has? Answers date back to pre-Civil war days and have much to do with Swedes, Germans and Irish immigrants as well as Indian removal and the "great migration" of Black people from the South.