Minneapolis Mayoral candidates address racial equality
Link to audio-visual recording (The Uptake)
Doug Mann's opening statement at the June 6 Mayoral Forum sponsored by One
Minneapolis (not affiliated with the Minneapolis Foundation):
"Racial Segregation and inequality persist because of systemic racial
discrimination driven by laws and public policy. 3 examples:
1. The so-called war on drugs serves to marginalize people of color due to
unequal enforcement of drug laws.
2. There is widespread, covert, illegal discrimination in the housing and job
markets, but no government agencies are empowered to detect and prosecute the
3. K-12 students of color are more heavily exposed than whites to inexperience
teachers and watered-down curriculum. Corporate-style reforms and
charter-ization are the means to reinvent a separate and unequal school system,
not a means to fix it.
Another point: Our tax money should be spent on human needs, to promote human
rights, not corporate welfare."
Mann for Minneapolis Mayor (Facebook)
-Doug Mann, Folwell neighborhood, north side of Minneapolis