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Out from the Shadows of Minneapolis: Power, Pride, and Perseverance at a Northern Community College collects the stories written by Minneapolis College students, faculty, staff and administrators who represent communities often unrepresented in the stories that are told about Minneapolis.
The full text can be downloaded on Opendora from Minnesota State.
With three-quarters of the Minneapolis College student body composed of those underrepresented in higher education, the hallways are filled with recent immigrants, those seeking to learn English, members of communities with the highest unemployment and incarceration rates in the state, veterans, those of low socioeconomic status, seekers of diversity, and those who wish to serve them. Collected here are their stories, stories of overcoming, coming up, perseverance, pride, and power in the face of depressed opportunity and systemic oppression.
Minneapolis College, the most-selected higher education destination of students from all Minneapolis Public High Schools, is located downtown, nestled between the hustle of Hennepin Avenue and the green spaces of Loring Park.