Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr 1963
Minnesota and the Twin Cities are home to some of the worst racial disparities in the country. In metrics across the board—household income, unemployment rates, poverty rates, and educational attainment—the wealth gap between white people and people of color is significantly larger in Minnesota than it is most everywhere else. There is also a large gap in homeownership between people who are white and people of color. Homeowners have a significantly higher net worth than renters have which is one of the reasons for the large wealth gap.
There are numerous events today around the Twin Cities today in honor of King. Please consult Google for locations and times.
Photograph from the Minnesota Historical Society collection