UMD NEWS Antiracist Author to Speak at UMD
One of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, and one of Utne Reader's 25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World in 2010, will speak on the University of Minnesota... Posted on 2/16/12 at 8:18 AM
Citing recent changes that had been made to a website, Duluth City Councilor Jim Stauber pulled a proposed resolution Monday seeking to distance the city from the Un-Fair Campaign, an initiative to combat racism in the Northland.
Duluth’s anti-racism group, the Un-Fair Campaign, is hosting three public forums in February to allow people to discuss the campaign’s first year and look ahead to further efforts toward racial justice.
JIM SODERBERG: It is perhaps premature to characterize the dramatic response to Duluth’s Un-Fair Campaign as growing pains. But there is little doubt that the campaign has tapped the strong and often ambivalent feelings that we associate with transforming change.
Even if organizers had known how controversial their Un-Fair Campaign would be — with its slogan “It’s hard to see racism when you’re white” — they said Tuesday that they wouldn’t have done anything differently with the anti-racism effort launched Jan. 24.
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