Race: Conversations around race and racial justice

Here are the latest on the fight against racism, voices calling for racial justice and in-depth stories on communities of color and other racial issues from MPR News.

Voices of Minnesota Calls for change across the state

Protests and pain The killing of George Floyd

Call To Mind Spotlight on black trauma and policing

Amplifying voices Share your experiences and hopes for the future

Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1
Prosecutors on Thursday charged a white 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake.
'Tired of the killings': Pro athletes refuse to play amid racial injustice protests
Professional sports players in the NBA, MLB, NFL, WNBA and MLS protested the police shooting of Kenosha, Wis., resident Jacob Blake. The players refused to play to raise social justice awareness.
Mpls. mayor imposes curfew, National Guard activated to quell unrest
Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew effective 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night in downtown after people broke windows to stores and looted some. Police and community leaders tried to tamp down rumors about a police shooting, after a man shot himself.
Yes, women could vote after the 19th Amendment — but not all women. Or men
The 19th Amendment secured all women the right to vote, but in practice many women of color were excluded. This continues to resonate today with voter suppression among marginalized communities.
Can a ‘pandemic pod’ stem the widening education gap? One neighborhood group wants to try
As many schools go virtual, families have been organizing spaces and interviewing private tutors who would run smaller makeshift classrooms at home or other sites away from crowded school buildings. But in light of concerns about widening inequities, one Minneapolis neighborhood is using the pod model to help students who would fall behind without additional support.
Illinois teen charged in fatal shooting of 2 Kenosha protesters
The 17-year-old suspect is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Kenosha police said the shootings took place on the third night of protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
'Make Farmers Black Again': African Americans fight discrimination to own farmland
There is a growing movement of young farmers led by people of color in the Northeast but barriers to accessing funding and land remain. The family behind Triple J Farm in Windsor, N.Y., knows this.
Lawyer: Blake not likely to walk again after police shooting
The family attorney for Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his client is paralyzed and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again. Attorney Ben Crump, speaking Tuesday alongside family members of Blake, said the 29-year-old was in surgery after being shot on Sunday night multiple times.
Wisconsin deploys National Guard after shooting of Black man sparks protests
The Wisconsin National Guard has been deployed to Kenosha, Wis., after a Black man was shot several times at close range in the back during an encounter with police over the weekend.
NPR special report: Summer of racial reckoning
Since the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, the summer has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger and calls to action. NPR produced three one-hour specials on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country, and where the nation is headed.
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