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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Changing Face of the Heartland

By Trish Olson, Assistant to the Dean

“By 2044, people of color will account for a majority of the U.S. population.” This quote from the March Brookings Essay “The Changing Face of the Heartland: Preparing America’s Diverse Workforce for Tomorrow” caught my attention while I was at the Qualey-Skjervold Conference earlier this month. Author Jennifer Bradley provides both data and dialogue that support what we discussed at the arboretum, from population counts and change by racial and ethnic groups for Minnesota counties to community members’ experience with the Northside Achievement Zone.

tipping points scale graphic
Figure from the March Brookings Essay.

Read the Brookings blog post here: The Changing Face of the Heartland.

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