Antiracist Voter

The murder of George Floyd created a moment of reflection and rededication to racial equality. But moments are ephemeral. Americans have a notoriously short attention span.

How do we maintain momentum so that the moment becomes a movement? How do we translate the demands of protests into the domain of policy?

Antiracist ideas are activated in antiracist policy, especially in local elections. Yet, only 30% of eligible voters vote in local elections. In many local elections, voter turnout can be in the single digits. We're highlighting the people and policies that are important in the 2020 election, especially in Minnesota.

We focus on criminal justice, economic justice, environmental justice, education, housing, health, voting rights, and more. We talk about problems, but we don’t stop there. We talk about solutions. Who is getting it right?

Hosted ByTony Loyd

All Episodes

Can Truth and Reconciliation Work in Minneapolis?

Joy Marsh Stephens talks about the Minneapolis Truth and Reconciliation process.  We know the statistics. There are opportunity gaps in education. By the fourth grade, 50% of all Minnesota...

The Most Powerful, Invisible Position in the State, with De’Vonna Pittman

A complete transcript of the interview can be found here: https://antiracistvoter.com/devonna-pittman/ Want to be an antiracist voter? Educate yourself, and then vote all the way down the ballot.   Who is your County Commissioner?...

Your Voting Rights, with Jorge Vasquez, Advancement Project

You can find a full transcript of the conversation here: https://antiracistvoter.com/jorge-vasquez/ Voting should be safe, simple, and exercised by every citizen. But, what happens when it is not? Pop...

A Solution to Undocumented Immigration, with Laz Ayala, Illegal the Project

For extended show notes, see https://antiracistvoter.com/laz-ayala. We don’t have an illegal immigration problem. We have a systemic illegal employment problem.   Picture this. It’s June 16, 2015. Lazaro “Laz” Ayala...

Racial Wealth Inequality and Black Asset Poverty, with Dr. Lori Latrice Martin

Extended shown notes and a full transcript can be found here: https://antiracistvoter.com/lori-latrice-martin/ The term systemic racism is redundant. Racism is systemic. It is a multi-level, multi-dimensional system of oppression.  ...

If We Want Better, We Have to Vote for Better, With Alberder Gillespie, Candidate Congressional District MN-04

For Alberder Gillespie, the time is now. Alberder Gillespie is running for a seat in Congress, representing Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District. She’s been involved with the Democratic–Farmer–Labor (DFL) party...

In Minneapolis, Police Training Wasn’t Enough, with Jesse Jannetta, Urban Institute

For full show notes, see https://antiracistvoter.com/jesse-jannetta/ Without accountability, trust is impossible. Picture it: A police department that dedicates itself to trust-building reforms. They partner with the best thought leaders...

Husniyah Dent Bradley, Candidate, MN House District 63B

Husniyah Dent Bradley was raised in South Minneapolis, in Minnesota House District 63B. She went to Minneapolis Public Schools – Standish Elementary School, Bancroft Elementary School, Folwell Junior High...

How to Move Beyond Allyship, with Dawn Johnson, White Elephant Consulting

Awareness of racism is the first step. Dawn Johnson helps White women to move from awareness, to ally, to an accomplice, to activist. Dawn Johnson describes herself as a...