State House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says Minnesota has suffered a “severe reputational hit” in the eyes of the world when it comes to racial inequality. He says the murder of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed was likely just the “tip of the iceberg” and more must be done to bridge racial gaps here.

“Because we need to get serious about being an anti-racist state because it will take a long time of dedicated work in order to change the inequity on which all the civil unrest was built this year.”

Winkler says the House passing a resolution this week calling racism a public health crisis is a good first step. State lawmakers also reached a compromise on a police accountability bill banning police use chokeholds and paid warrior-style training.