“We had been edited out of existence in the public school system,” Bill Means told MPR News reporter Jon Collins. “To say Columbus discovered America is one of the first lies we’re told in public education.” That particular struggle may be coming to an end, at least in Minneapolis. On Friday, the City Council will Read more →
In anticipation of Thursday’s Vikings game, a classmate of 7-year-old Roman Vizenor at Hale School in Minneapolis drew the Washington Redskins’ logo during class. Roman, whose mother, Lynette, is enrolled in the Oneida Nation, explained to the student why he opposed the word “redskin” as a Native American: “The name ‘Redskins’ hurts,” writes MPR News Read more →
During his lifetime, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. pursued the struggle for civil rights via a number of different issues and causes. Today’s Question: If he were alive today, what issues would Martin Luther King be working on?
The new Congress includes an unprecedented number of women. Twenty women now serve in the Senate, and 81 serve in the House. Today’s Question: How might the record number of women in Congress affect the conduct of government?
Today is the 150th anniversary of the mass execution in Mankato that marked the end of the Dakota War. Today’s Question: Should Minnesota make reparations to descendants of the people who were forced out of the state 150 years ago?
The Boy Scouts have reaffirmed their policy of excluding gays from their organization, both among scouts and their leaders. Today’s Question: What do you think of the Boy Scouts’ decision to continue excluding gays?
Minneapolis has a rate of unsolved homicides that is higher than those in comparable cities. Police say potential witnesses don’t come forward, because of a lack of trust or for other reasons. Today’s Question: If you had witnessed a crime, would you feel comfortable cooperating with police?
Target is taking criticism for selling T-shirts in support of a marriage equality group. JC Penney has faced boycott threats over its gay-friendly marketing strategies. Today’s Question: Are your choices as a consumer influenced by a retailer’s involvement in gay-rights issues?
Recent departures of senior leaders from Best Buy have cast a new light on office relationships between employees of different ranks. Today’s Question: Have personal relationships in the workplace ever presented a problem for you?