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Out from the Shadows of Minneapolis: Power, Pride, and Perseverance at a Northern Community College
Williams, JayBergblom Johnson, Alison
Minneapolis Community & Technical CollegeMinneapolis Community & Technical College
diversityanthologyequity & inclusionstorytelling
Minneapolis College, the most selected higher education destination of students from all Minneapolis Public High Schools, is located downtown, nestled between the hustle of Hennepin Avenue and the green spaces of Loring Park. As a part of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities, Minneapolis College most serves those students who are least likely to go to college. With three-quarters of the student body composed of those underrepresented in higher education, the hallways are filled with recent immigrants, those seeking to learn English, members of communities with the highest unemployment and incarceration rates in the state, veterans, those of low socioeconomic status, seekers of diversity, and those who wish to serve them. Collected here are their stories, stories of overcoming, coming up, perseverance, pride, and power in the face of depressed opportunity and systemic oppression.
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Williams, Jay, and Bergblom Johnson, Alison. Out from the Shadows of Minneapolis: Power, Pride, and Perseverance at a Northern Community College. Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis College, 2019.