Minneapolis used to be a beautiful, proud city. That was yesterday, no longer true today. One-half of the Twin City region, Minneapolis is a business hub in the middle of the country, easy to access, and nestled in a beautiful area of Minnesota.
The climate has changed dramatically since the unfortunate death of George Floyd. That event created a destructive storm of riots, looting, and burning of businesses downtown. Over 1500 buildings and businesses were destroyed, and many will never return. The story told by the mainstream media at the time never told the whole story because of fear of being canceled as racist. BLM took over the downtown and contributed to why businesses opted to relocate elsewhere rather than return to Minneapolis. An unfortunate chapter in the city’s history.
A rarely published fact about Floyd was that his autopsy showed he had enough Fentanyl in his system that he would have died of drug poisoning even if not under restraint by the Minneapolis police officer who was later convicted of Floyd’s death.
Another chapter prior was the influx of Somali refugees to Central Minnesota by Non-government organizations. The 2017 census for Minnesota shows nearly 70,000 Somalis that had relocated to the state. This influx of immigrants not only put a burden on public schools and local resources but also changed the region’s culture. This pilgrimage to Minnesota gave them Representative Ilhan Omar and her husband/brother. Omar barely won her primary for reelection last week and is almost assured of reelection.
The ongoing shame of the recent happenings is the folks of Minnesota that are giving up and fleeing the state. They no longer feel safe as the Left successfully defunded police, and crime is rising. It is unfair to these natives of Minnesota who are saying goodbye to the state they grew up loving and enjoying.
The latest event today shows how far this state has dipped. According to the NY Post:
Minneapolis public school teachers of color will have additional job protections this upcoming school year under a new contract that would allow them to keep their jobs rather than white instructors with more seniority.
The labor agreement’s intent was to protect “underrepresented populations” and keep the district’s predominantly white staff from becoming more homogenous, a report said Monday.
The contract was one of the first of its kind in the nation and a “huge move forward for the retention of teachers of color,” union leaders told the Star Tribune.
This provision is in the new Minnesota teacher’s contract approved by the teacher’s union and Minnesota school districts. It is designed to make up for past discriminatory hiring of predominantly white teachers while the population of color was rising.
This contract may be unconstitutional and is challenged by white Minnesota teachers. We have lost our way, and this contract shows how far Minnesota has drifted Left and is more interested in minorities and not the overall good of the state. Hopefully, sanity will take hold, and maybe the state can be salvaged. If not, it may become just a shadow of its former greatness. A sad footnote in our history.