Tag Archives: diversity

Run, Andrea, run

What was your dream job when you were in high school? My dream job in high school was to be a corporate lawyer. I didn’t know much at the time, but my thought was that if I was a lawyer I could help people get out of trouble or lead …

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Talon Update: Philando Castile

The shooting that shocked Falcon Heights and the rest of the world In Issue 1, The Talon reported on the controversial death of Philando Castile who was shot and killed by a police officer after being pulled over supposedly for a broken tail light. Since Castile’s death on July 6, …

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Being conscious of the subconscious

A local police officer, judge and teacher discuss how to keep implicit bias from affecting how people treat each other Blink. It takes one third of a second to blink. It takes one third of second to size up an individual, an unconscious perception in the blink of an eye. …

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Discussion: No shortcuts with race, get under the surface

One of the most important things in life is to learn how to get along with people, especially people who are unlike you. One of the best ways to connect with others is through face to face conversations. The trouble is, people tend to avoid talking about serious topics, such …

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What it means to be African American at Minnehaha

Nearly every morning before the bell rings, the balcony above the empty gym echoes with shrieks and laughter. A group of friends is huddled in the corner sharing jokes, hugs and reruns of “last night’s game.” Most of them share one other thing: the color of their skin. While Minnehaha …

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MOSAIC: Games Around the World

MOSAIC, a group dedicated to exploring racial identity at Minnehaha’s South Campus, held an event this past May 8th called “Games Around the World.” Kids ranging from grades preschool to eighth grade came together to celebrate diversity – the key focus on which MOSIAC stand on. “[MOSAIC] is a multicultural …

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Immersed in a diverse world

Just by taking a look around you there are a kaleidoscope of cultures. How can knowing your background help you to understand others? French amity Omaima Feriani has a fondness for weddings, and the traditions that come with them. Maybe it’s her youth that makes her enjoy the celebration, or …

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Changing Minnehaha’s history with a single face

The small office that outlooks the street before Harvest Preparatory Academy blazes with culture and personality. Framed posters proclaiming “Knowledge is power” are mounted to the wall, a photo of Barack Obama watches over the room, an African drawing of a woman hangs in back of the desk, and a …

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