New Prague racial incidents show we need more, not less teaching of racial history | Opinion – Minnesota Reformer – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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In the early 1990s, when I was a freshman in a rural Minnesota high school, there was an incident in which fans of the visiting team yelled racial epithets at the Asian-American players on my school’s girls basketball team.

Fast-forward 30 years, and this type of racist behavior is still happening in Minnesota high schools.

Two alleged incidents involving New Prague High School recently attracted significant media attention. One during which New Prague fans yelled racist taunts at athletes of the visiting Robbinsdale Cooper girls basketball team, and another when New Prague fans made racist comments to players on the St. Louis Park boys hockey team.

These incidents indicate there is a problem in our state. As the editorial board of the Star Tribune wrote in its March 10 editorial, “…[T]hey suggest that somethin


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