Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office of Police Conduct Review
(612) 673-5500

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Racial Equity Resources
Economic Policy Institute Algernon Austin directs the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy (PREE). PREE works to advance policies that enable people of color to participate fully in the American economy and benefit equitably from gains in prosperity.
Urban Institute MetroTrends The Urban Institute's report card and toolkit for researchers, students, journalists, elected officials and the public on the state of metropolitan economies.
Bureau of Labor Statistics The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Minnesota Compass Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in Minnesota, its seven regions, 87 counties and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and a host of others.
OneMinneapolis OneMinneapolis is a program of The Minneapolis Foundation. OneMinneapolis is a platform for promoting racial equity in our community and a vision for our city’s success.
OAP Legislative Report Card For Racial Equity The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) works to advance racial, cultural, and social and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, policy research and strategic convening work. The organization publishes a series of reports on increasing racial equity. One of their reports, the Legislative Report Card, grades state policymakers and the governor in terms of their support for legislation forwarding an equitable and inclusive Minnesota.
United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Met Council Community Profiles Access maps and key information about the Twin Cities region or any city, county or township, including charts and data on population, employment, housing, land use and transportation.
Everybody In Overview A regional collaborative that focused on ending racial disparities in employment in the region.
The Itasca Project Overview The Itasca Project is an employer-led alliance that seeks to address regional economic issues that affect competitiveness and quality of life in the Twin Cities region. In particular, the nonpartisan group is concerned with addressing socioeconomic disparities.
Race - The Power of An Illusion Race - The Power of an Illusion is a three part documentary about race in society, science & history produced by California Newsreel and broadcasted on PBS. The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a thirty-year-old, national racial justice organization.
Applied Research Center ARC envisions a vibrant world in which people of all races create, share and enjoy resources and relationships equitably, unleashing individual potential, embracing collective responsibility and generating global prosperity.
Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training Since 1986 Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training (formerly Crossroads Ministry) has been providing organizing, training, and consulting to institutions striving to dismantle racism.
Kirwin Institute The Kirwin Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity The goal of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) is to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education, and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers.
Racial Equity Tools A web site designed to support people and groups who are working for inclusion, racial equity and social justice. The site includes ideas, strategies and tips, as well as a clearinghouse of resources and links from many sources.
Labor Standards Labor Standards, provided by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, serves as a clearinghouse of information about a variety of wage, hour and employment law issues.
Brookings Institute The Brookings Institute provides fact-based studies of national public policy issues including race and ethnicity and inequality.
DEED Data Tools Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) facilitates an economic environment to produce jobs and improve the quality of the state’s workforce.
City of Minneapolis Labor Agreements This is a link to the City of Minneapolis labor agreements and salary schedules that have been approved between the City of Minneapolis and bargaining units.

Last updated Apr 23, 2014