Discussion: Mankato Hangings an Uneasy Topic for Minnesota Schools

The link below will take you to an article discussing the public execution of 38 Dakota Indians by federal authorities in 1862, considered the largest execution in U.S. History. This event, however, has not been taught on an extensive basis within schools in Minnesota. Although discussion of war between the federal government and Dakota Indians is included as part of sixth grade curriculum, the Mankato hangings are often excluded from the discussion.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/08/mankato-hangings-an-uneasy-topic-for-minnesota-schools

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Race Against Time: Educating Black Boys

A discussion on issues related to the status of black males in schools. The article also provides recommendations on ways to improve outcomes for black males.

http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/educatingblackboys11rev.pdf

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St. Paul Principal recognized for Equity work

A principal of a school in St. Paul was recognized for infusing equity with her work with students, caregivers, and staff.

http://www.twincities.com/2014/11/01/st-paul-principal-wins-racial-equity-leadership-award/

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White Teacher Expectations of Black Students

A recent research publication focusing on teacher expectation of students found that white teachers are more likely to have lower expectation of black student outcome or performance, and even more so when asked about expectations of black male students. The discussion can be found at the link below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-teacher-expectations_us_56fc0d5ae4b0a06d580468b7

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Developing Culturally Competent Services: A Guide for Community Based Organizations

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families has produced a guide for community based organizations seeking to improve services for diverse populations. The guide can be found at the link below:

http://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Cultural-Competence-Guide.pdf

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Wealth Gap between Black or Latino Families and White Single Parents

Data indicates a wage gap between Black or Latino two parent households and white single parent households. A two parent Black or Latino household is likely to earn less than a white, single parent household.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/02/08/514105689/black-latino-two-parent-families-have-half-the-wealth-of-white-single-parents

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The Wealth Gap and Impact on African Americans

In some communities there is growing concern about the specific disappearance of the African American middle class. The link below discusses the wealth gap impacting African Americans.

http://www.epi.org/blog/the-racial-wealth-gap-how-african-americans-have-been-shortchanged-out-of-the-materials-to-build-wealth/?utm_content=buffere3796&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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