Choosing Love in Divisive Times

Melvin Carter

Mayor Melvin Carter is a fourth-generation resident of St. Paul, Minn. His great-grandfather migrated to the city after witnessing a lynching in Paris, Texas. Carter shares his experiences with racism and discrimination in the 21st century, reflects on how the shooting of Philando Castile affected St. Paul’s residents, and advises that the choices Americans make have a distinct impact during divisive times.

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