What It Means to Be a Black Healthcare Professional in a Post George Floyd Society With Mayor Melvin Carter (Pt. 1)
Mayor Melvin Carter was elected as St. Paul’s first-ever Black mayor in 2017. In his first four years in office, Mayor Carter has worked to pass progressive economic policies like a $15 minimum wage. However, concerns about housing security and public safety are among the chief priorities for his second term. In Part 1 of our conversation with Mayor Carter, we discuss the lessons he’s learned in two years since the tragic death of George Floyd, how he plans on growing the city’s partnership with Black healthcare professionals, and what true health equity looks like in St. Paul.