Black voices have historically been silenced, marginalized or ignored. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, MPR News guest host Marianne Combs made space to listen to and amplify black voices and experiences.
In a continuation of a conversation on Sunday, Combs welcomed a lineup of guests — people who have been working on racial equity for years and who have been in the streets supporting their communities in the past week — to talk racial injustice, police brutality and how we can move forward together.
Joy Marsh Stephens is the director of the Division of Race and Equity for the City of Minneapolis.
Tomme Beevas is the co-owner of Pimento Kitchen, a Jamaican restaurant in Minneapolis.
Jeremiah Ellison is a Minneapolis City Council member who represents parts of the north side.
Recommended reading by Lissa Jones:
Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 by William D. Green
The Myth of Race/The Reality of Racism by Mahmoud El-Kati
White People Facing Race: Uncovering the Myths That Keep Racism in Place by Peggy McIntosh
Use the audio player above to listen to the program.