Does race still matter?
In this collection of articles, Twin Cities teens describe how race affects them.
From a state largely settled by white immigrants from Europe, Minnesota has become a place with large populations of people from other continents, cultures, races and religions.
The younger the population, the more diverse it is. Seventeen of every 100 Minnesotans are non-white. But in K-12 schools, one in four students is African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. And in school districts like Minneapolis, nearly 68 percent of students belong to one of these groups.
With so much diversity in schools and so much change in society, does race still matter? How much does skin color and accent, the shape of our eyes and the texture of our hair affect how people see us?
ThreeSixty Journalism writers tackled that question from different angles. After you read them, tell us what you think: Does Race Still Matter?Send your responses to email@example.com. We’ll publish a selection of comments in our fall magazine.