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From the editorial: "If you know the story, share it, how on June 15, 1920, three Black circus workers — Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie — just passing through Duluth, were falsely accused of raping a white girl and were arrested. And how they later were ripped from their jail cells by a white mob, dragged up the Duluth hillside, and hung to death from a streetlight."
From the column: "The needle of our moral compass is susceptible to political spin. The kind of spin elected officials like (Wisconsin Sen. Ron) Johnson deploy because it panders to our desire to see ourselves as good people. That's much more pleasant for us than acknowledging we were never as holy as we like to tell ourselves."

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From the column: "Today’s heated political environment over critical race theory would most likely not allow mention of loaned slaves digging an almost mile-long tunnel to be taught in schools, lest it make some students 'uncomfortable'.”
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U.S. law requires jury pools to represent a fair cross section of the community. Yet people of color are less likely to make it into the jury pool compared to white residents, even though most defendants are people of color. It's a decades-old issue that has defied solutions.
From the editorial: "A fear (is being) kindled by something called 'replacement theory.' The idea is that a shadowy global cabal, often associated with Jews, is systemically replacing white people with darker-skinned peoples."
These events are perfect fodder for Republicans in the midterm elections in the fall and the Big Enchilada in 2024.
St. Paul’s push to explore reparations for descendants of Black slaves and victims of discriminatory housing practices represents a newer type of push on the issue.

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“The real point is that these imperfections in the market have real economic costs in terms of our GDP growth."
What if Rock was white?
Gordon Ramsay, the former Duluth police chief, says he's being scapegoated by his former supervisor.

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