Organizations Push For Racial Equity Across Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

March 12, 2011 Updated Mar 12, 2011 at 9:13 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- A number of organizations joined to discuss racial equity in Duluth Saturday.

The Organization Apprenticeship Project released it's 2010 Legislative Report Card, which grades Minnesota lawmakers on how well they push for racial and economic justice across the state.

The report is in its fifth year. It looks at whether the legislature passes legislation that advances what the group calls 'race equity bills" ...which focus on education equity, wealth and jobs equity, and health care equity, among other things.

"There's a lot more what we call "champions for racial justice" each year, so what we're calling the champions report card is having an impact as far as having legislators moving racial justice," said Salvador Miranda, Asst. Director at OAP.

Community Action Duluth, the CHUM Center, the Duluth Human Rights Commission and the NAACP were all in attendance.

You can find report card details at: http://www.oaproject.org/