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Minority Report

By Sharon Carson

One enduring national (and lo­cal) stereotype about North Dakota is that unlike the rest of the country, our state is racially homogeneous: “lily white.”

This would of course come as odd news to thousands of regional tribal members whose communities go back centuries, not to mention several thou­sand state residents counted in the 2010 Census as “Black,” “Asian,” “Hispanic/ Latino” and “Two or More Races.” Add to this number many immigrants and political refu­gees arriving each year from coun­tries all over the world. This means there are over 76.000 people in North Dakota who should put the ste­reotype to rest. Continue reading