If you are a Person of Color living in Minnesota or another predominately White region, this topic is very familiar to you. You often talk about how to get along, get in, or get through the challenges of working and living in a culture where relatively few people look, talk, or act like you.
However, I recently came across two online discussion that prompt me to take a deeper look at this subject. Plus, I consistently meet Black folks who are sick and tired of being sick and tired of Minnesota and are ready to move.
What do you think?
African-American professionals are a small community in Twin Cities with seemingly little visibility or influence. Additionally, across industries, many Black professionals are not happy with the social supports we have in the workplace and in our communities.
Am I wrong? Is everything just fine with Black folks here? Or are we simply facing issues that cross economic and cultural lines?
As a community, are Twin Cities Black professionals having a tougher time than our counterparts in other metro areas?
Let’s get a dialogue going. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
How can we change things?