FREE SPEECH ZONE | Twin Cities 2050: Advancing an Equity Agenda for the Twin Cities region

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that more than 50 percent of babies born in the U.S. are now of color. The implications of this trend are clear: people of color will soon make up the majority of the U.S. population. The rapidly changing demographics of the nation are frequently discussed in terms of challenges: statistics about disparities and stories of inequity that demonstrate the significant barriers facing people of color. These challenges are real, but our changing demographics aren’t cause for alarm. Rather, these changes bring together diverse experiences that could reinvigorate the American economy.Last week, community, government and business leaders from the Twin Cities region came together to discuss the largely untapped potential living within our region’s communities of color and how it can be harnessed to fuel our region’s economic growth. Continue Reading