A state House committee this afternoon (TUE 1 pm) holds its first hearing on Racial Justice. Committee Chair Representative Rena Moran of St. Paul says one goal is today is for lawmakers to learn more about the definition of racism. Moran says she’s under no illusion it will be easy…

“What we do know is this is a much-needed dialogue, and I think it’s a much-needed dialogue with legislators in the state of Minnesota since in the state of Minnesota we have some of the worst disparities within all of our systems.”

The House committee was set up in the wake of recent unrest after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.