James Ron discusses the importance of nurturing socially and politically just environments to increase safety for all.
My sense is that Minneapolis is that kind of place. Although conquest of this area from the Native Americans was bloody and unjust, it was since settled by European immigrants possessing strong, social democratic traditions. The city became a magnet for social justice non profits, and the many Fortune-500 companies headquartered here seem genuinely concerned with corporate social responsibility. The city is a haven for international refugees, and the university department where I teach is choc-a-bloc with students and faculty dedicated to making the world a better place.