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Meltdown In New Brighton Over “White Privilege”

One of the silliest phrases in the Leftist lexicon is "white privilege." What it means, no one knows. But if you are a liberal, you are probably convinced that it exists, like the unicorn. This video of a City Council meeting in New Brighton, featuring Mayor Val Johnson, is making the rounds on the internet. If, like me, you have long wondered what "white privilege" supposedly consists of, you won't hear the answer from Mayor Johnson. When challenged by the only City Council member with enough gumption to question Johnson's harangue, she responds with incoherent bullying. The encounter is entertaining,...

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Parental Choice is Working: Why are the teachers’ union and Hollywood attacking charter schools?

Charter schools are the “polite cousins of segregation,” in the words of Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. Last year the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called for a moratorium on charters. Film festivals are screening “Backpack Full of Cash,” a pro-union documentary narrated by Matt Damon that portrays charters as separate and unequal institutions....

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Don’t Miss Star Parker’s Cure for Racial Polarization

The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder has a sneak preview of American Experiment's next lunch forum coming up on Tuesday November 7. The forum features conservative author and political activist Star Parker, who didn't hold back in the Spokesman-Recorder interview. Parker is an unabashedly Black female conservative. She once ran for Congress in 2010 as a Republican in California but lost to her Democratic opponent. “I am not alone,” she proudly announced. “That’s probably why I am so bold.” “Blacks and Whites are polar opposites when it comes to the role of government,” she said. “Whites trust local [government] and not the Feds. Blacks do...

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Teacher’s Lawsuit Against St. Paul School District Moves Forward

A lawsuit seeking to hold the St. Paul Public School District—and its students—accountable will proceed in court to the evidence gathering stage, according to the Pioneer Press. Aaron Benner says district administrators opened dubious personnel investigations against him because he publicly criticized the district’s lenient disciplinary practices toward African-American students....

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Why Do Twin Cities Have Lowest Rate of Black Home Ownership In the Country?

The Associated Press has analyzed census data for demographic patterns relating to home ownership. Various conclusions can perhaps be drawn from the data, but what jumps out at you if you live in Minnesota is that the Twin Cities have the lowest rate of African-American home ownership of anywhere in the country. Here is the AP's chart, showing highest and lowest rates of African-American home ownership: The Twin Cities are dead last, by a wide margin, despite the fact that whites in the Twin Cities have one of the highest rates of home ownership. Note, too, that the places where African-Americans...

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Is Governor Dayton Bigoted Against Minnesotans?

Governor Mark Dayton prejudged the Jeronimo Yanez case hours after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, at a time when virtually nothing was known about the facts. He said: Would this have happened if the driver were white, if the passengers were white? I don’t think it would have. Since then, Yanez has been indicted for manslaughter, and has been tried and acquitted by a unanimous jury that included two African-Americans. Yet Dayton still takes a prejudiced view of the case. Yesterday he met with African-American leaders and said, reacting to the recently-released dash cam video of the incident: With stone-faced African-American leaders...

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Officer Acquitted In Shooting That Gov. Dayton Prejudged

This afternoon, a Ramsey County jury acquitted police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting, last July, of Philando Castile. The case drew worldwide attention, mostly because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Facebook. Following the verdict, one of the jurors said that the initial vote had been 10-2 for acquittal, but it took five days for the two holdouts to go along with the other ten. There were two African-Americans on the jury, neither of whom was one of the two holdouts. The acquittal of Yanez doesn't seem surprising. The charge of second-degree manslaughter doesn't...

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St. Paul Teacher Seeks to Hold District, and Students, Accountable for Assault

The lawsuit states Benner believed the district's racial equity policy was not holding African American students accountable for behavior issues as opposed to students of other races, and that policy was causing African American students to act out more. The lawsuit quotes Benner's statement at the school board meeting as saying, "Dr. King would be very disappointed because here we are 51 years later and the concept of the matter at hand is skin color."...

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Unacceptable Racism and Sexism From House Minority Leader

This is simply unacceptable: House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman engaged in blatant racism and sexism on the floor of the Minnesota House last night: “I hate to break up the 100 percent white male card game in the retiring room, but I think this is an important debate,” House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman, of Brooklyn Park, said during a House session on Monday evening. If Ms. Hortman wanted to complain that a bipartisan group of legislators was taking a break from the House debate in the retiring room--which I take it is what the retiring room is for--fine. But irrelevantly dragging race...

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