Seeing Race Across the Border

When Canadians say that they don’t see race, a black American disagrees.

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Does race still matter?

In this collection of articles, Twin Cities teens describe how race affects them.

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Knowing who I am

When friends assumed she was Caucasian, Sinthia thought hard about what it means to be Latina.

Searching for roots

Cut off from his Mexican ancestry, a teen wants to know more.

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Can’t you take a joke?

Recognizing racism in the jokes we tell and assumptions we make.

Mohamed Samatar, 19, of Minneapolis

Changing the picture

Mohamed Samatar, 19, travelled to Somalia for the first time in 2010. The Minneapolis teenager expected to be in the desert for a month without electricty. What he experienced in Somalia shocked him — because he realized his idea of Somali and the reality there were very different. And so began his mission.

Amolak Singh, Nova Classical Academy

Don't hate the turban, hate the violence

When Amolak was 8-years-old, he did something nice: He opened the door for an older white woman walking out of Café Latte. In return, she told him to go back to his country, which confused him because his country was America. Years later, Amolak thinks her ignorance is more than just hateful, it’s dangerous.

Betty Ellison-Harpole

For Black History Month honor elders by recording their stories

History isn’t just in books and museums. It’s in the stories we tell.

Betty Ellison-Harpole

Here are 12 "Do" and "Don't do" tips for a great interview

“Hearing Ms. Ellison’s stories of growing up in a time when there was such a thing as white water and how she overcame the hatred and discrimination to become a life-changing woman was invaluable.” — South H.S. junior Maddie Colbert on why teens should interview others.

Help us paint a digital portrait of MN teens

Teens are more than possible risk factors and test scores. In an effort to create a well-rounded picture of Minnesota teens today – what they think about, hope for, and how they communicate – ThreeSixty Journalism and the Minnesota Historical Society are calling teens to fill out an online survey.

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