This is part of Exodus and Equity: Reconciling the History of Minneapolis’ Jewish North Side, a series exploring how Twin Cities Jews were unwitting participants in racist real estate policies that shape today’s inequality in Minneapolis and other Midwestern American cities. In Minneapolis, that history is predominantly tied to two regions — Near North Minneapolis and St. Louis Park — and centered around civil unrest on Plymouth Avenue, in Near North, in the late 1960s.
Russell Star-Lack’s undergraduate thesis on Carleton College takes a deep-dive into the housing inequalities that aided in the Jewish community leaving North Minneapolis for St. Louis Park while the Black community could not. How does his research impact how we should be telling our story?
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