Monday, September 19, 2016

The Color Of Life Experiences

The resegregation of America -

...His wife, however, has never faced these problems. She grew up in Northfield, south of the Twin Cities, and is a “prototypical Minnesotan,” he says. “Her interaction with the police, her life with the police, is significantly different than mine has been.”

The couple’s different experiences speak to a growing gulf between the lives of white and black people in the Twin Cities – and much of the United States as a whole. While the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is known for its prosperity and well-educated population, it also has some of the worst racial disparities in the country...
I could speculate forever on the root causes of this police/citizen problem, but I would like to point out that it is not just blacks who have trouble, ask any former hippy (or current hippy) about police interactions. Maybe it's that "otherness" thing that some the head GOPers were talking about over the weekend. I'm not trying to diminish the race issue at all; I am saying that the problem may be more than skin deep.

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