Across the U.S., racial segregation was not the byproduct of urban planning but often its intention. Minneapolis, one of the most liberal cities in the country, is no exception.
While Indigenous and other people of color traditionally lack the power to enact racism, we can and do exercise clear racial prejudice against Black people.
Freedom on the Move is a database collecting these ads, which help form a more complete picture of slavery and the enslaved.
In this new movement of mass protest against police violence, anti-Black racism, and white supremacy, we will settle for nothing less than total transformation.
Excerpted from Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter by Candis Watts Smith and Tehama Lopez Bunyasi