In Minneapolis, we're committed to reducing socio-economic disparities.
We believe that:
- What we look like and where we're from should not determine our place in society.
- All people are equal in rights, dignity and potential.
- Inequality based on race, gender and other factors is not just unfortunate, it is unjust.
To paraphrase The American Prospect (2007), we value:
- Social mobility
- Shared responsibility
- The chance for redemption
These are the moral principles of the American opportunity ideal.
Despite our reputation as a progressive city, we still grapple with the legacy of past discrimination.