The 40 exclusively-Republican sponsors of SF 3002 and HF 3396 hope the government will force business owners and educators to conform to a new state definition of human rights, in the process, banning any facilities policy that could be considered transgender-inclusive.
Recently, the Star Tribune printed a letter to the editor, that painted this hyperbolic hyper-violent, extremely negative and fetishized picture of North Minneapolis.
“I know what a good neighborhood looks like. I know how nice it is to be able to leave your home and feel safe walking to the corner store or to pump gas for your car without being harassed. I remember what the air smells like when it is not clouded with the constant scent of ‘loud’ that goes largely unchecked. I know what children with hope look like vs. children raised in hopelessness. I was raised to be accountable, but I own real estate now where few seem to take accountability,” the letter reads.
I criticized the article far and wide on social media. I felt it was very irresponsible as a wide-circulation media approach to some complex issues in our city. The Star Tribune was able to forward this corrosive narrative and then take no responsibility because it was written by someone from the corrupted minds of the “North Vent” Facebook group (made up of mostly white folks).
Best of Neighborhood News 4/27: ‘He was ours’ Mourning the loss of Prince, music genius and eternal seeker
This week: remembering Prince’s Minnesota legacy, racial disparities reaffirmed in new study and t-shirts banned in Western Minnesota high school.
To the Guerrilla Girls, who got their start in New York in 1985, it was just a bit of visual humor–a prod at the patriarchy. But to the transgender and gender-nonconforming students in the audience, it didn’t seem funny so much as tone-deaf–and, frankly, insensitive.