Wednesday, August 8, 2018

We're Number Two, and It's Not Good

If you're not from Minnesota, you may not know that many people here pride themselves on Minnesotans being above average. Our state's now-disgraced bard, Garrison Keillor, even had a recurring line about all the children being above average.

Well, here's another way else we're clearly above average: racial inequality. We're second-worst in the country, after Wisconsin. Differences in income and wealth, divergent rates of unemployment and incarceration... all are at extremes in Minnesota.

We take care of "our own" and have a narrow definition of who fits into that phrase.

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