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Betsy Hodges,  former mayor, anti-racism consultant, and writer

A visionary in the world of anti-racist advocacy, governance, and policy formation

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About Betsy

Mayor Hodges began her commitment to racial equity work in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King verdict. She realized then that racism is inherently a white people problem. This commitment has been at the core of her work ever since. She now consults with mayors and public entities to make their racial equity work effective, especially in strategizing how to navigate white resistance to meaningful systems change. The years she was the mayor of Minneapolis from 2014-2018 was a time of significant racial reckoning in Minneapolis and the country—a reckoning that came to a notorious head after her departure. Her perspective and voice on race are particularly timely.

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A selection of writings, podcast and videos.

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