The lawn in front of the State Capitol is filled with people demanding change on June 2. Much of how one lives and whether communities can thrive is dependent on policy-making at the state level. Minnesota’s racial disparities are among the worst in the nation in every key indicator of quality of life: Employment, Education, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Income, Poverty, Home Ownership, and Health. State level commitments to eliminating disparities and ending systemic racism are instrumental to moving forward. The street in front of the capitol is named after Martin Luther King.