Renewed conversations about racial justice

Person holding a sign that reads "Justice for George Floyd."
Patrick "Paccmane" Williams holds up a fist as he attends the Black 4th march with his children Ava and Jovan on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Thousands of people took part in the mostly silent march to call attention to racial inequities.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

As we remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we revisit some of the conversations about racial justice that are happening today.

After George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis last May, parents of Black and brown children were again forced to have “the talk” – conversations with their children about what it means to be racially profiled or mistreated by law enforcement.

There was also an outpouring of support for the Black Live Matter movement, and a desire by a lot of white Minnesotans to do more to help racial justice causes.

Being an ally isn’t about retweeting a hashtag or posting on social media. It’s about doing the work, listening more, reading and educating ourselves to foster real change.

To continue learning, check out Your Black Friends Are Busy — a growing portal of anti-racism resources.


Use the audio player above to listen to back to those conversations.

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