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Resources to Continue Your Anti-Racism Journey

Anti-racism work is an endurance event, not a sprint, and requires ongoing learning and training. Continue below to review resources to support your anti-racism journey.

Statistics are from the Advancing Health Equity in Minnesota report, February 2014, from Minnesota Department of Health, and the privileges are adapted from Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s 1989 work, “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

Learn and Reflect

People experiencing the greatest health disparities experience the greatest inequities in social and economic conditions.

Minnesota poverty rates for children under 18:

  • twice as high for Asian children
  • three times as high for Hispanic/Latinx children
  • four times as high for Native children
  • nearly five times as high for African American children

Unemployment is highest among populations of color and people living in rural areas.

Minnesota Homeowners:

  • 75% white
  • 54% of Asian/Pacific Islanders
  • 47% of Native
  • 45% of Hispanic/Latinx
  • 21% African Americans

African Americans and Hispanic/Latinx in Minnesota have less than half the per-capita income of the white population.

Native and African Americans are incarcerated nine times the rate of white persons.

Native, Hispanic/Latinx, and African American youth have the lowest rates of on-time high school graduation.

White Race, Ethnicity and Culture Privilege


  • I can expect that I’ll receive days off from work for holidays that matter to me.
  • People know how to pronounce my name; I am never mocked or perceived as a threat because of my name.
  • I know that the police and other state authorities are there to protect me.
  • People of my race are widely represented in media, positively as well as negatively.
  • When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
  • I do not often have to think about my race or ethnicity — in fact, I don’t really notice it.
  • I do not have to worry about incarceration unless I commit a very serious crime.
  • People do not assume that I am unintelligent or lazy based on my race.
  • There have never been attempts to scientifically or socially eliminate people of my race or ethnicity.
  • Other people attribute my successes to my personal merit.
  • I do not have to worry about being chosen last for a job or housing due to my race or ethnicity.
  • I can move into a new neighborhood, start a new job or enter a new school or class and know that the people around me will generally respect and feel safe around me.
  • I can go to a store or spend money knowing that no one will be suspicious of me.
  • I am seen as an individual; I am never held personally responsible for the actions of other people of my race or ethnicity.