1st Student's Major
Biological Sciences, Honors Program
1st Student's College
Science, Engineering and Technology
Students' Professional Biography
Nicole Jecha is a undergraduate student at Minnesota State University Mankato pursuing a Bachelors degree in Biology. She also has a passion for social justice and activism, which led her to produce this research. She is originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota and hopes to one day work in Wildlife Rehabilitation.
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In 1920, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhee were lynched in Duluth based on an accusation of assault. 100 years later, in 2020, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by police based on an accusation of a fraudulent $20 bill. 2 events, a century a part, show that while years have passed, Minnesota’s history of racial discrimination still repeats itself. As I looked at what happened in both situations, I ask myself how, if at all, has racism changed in Minnesota? And what is the cause? I researched through the 100 years to look at the evolution of racial discrimination in Minnesota and how white supremacy and white fragility play a role. I attempt to answer the question, how have the events of the past century changed social injustice today?
"A Century of Racism in Minnesota,"
Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato: Vol. 21, Article 1.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/jur/vol21/iss1/1
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