Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes that many participants in community discussions about Richard Rothstein’s “The Color of Law” have been shocked to learn of the government’s pervasive role in creating segregation.
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Jarrett English, senior field organizer of ACLU Wisconsin, writes there are some points that need to be cleared up about the settlement of an ACLU lawsuit regarding the MPD’s “stop and frisk” policies.
Charles Robinson Sr., a mediator, college professor, former administrative law judge and member of Pastors United, writes about an approach that can repair relationships and forestall violence.
Roy Evans, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, practicing attorney and advocate on issues related to the rights and responsibilities of African-Americans, decries the garbage-strewn streets and uncivil behavior that he sees in the black community.
Dr. Robert S. Smith, Harry G. John Professor of History and the director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach at Marquette University, challenges Milwaukee residents to read the Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace, calling it “informative” and “concise.”
LaShawndra Vernon, a nonprofit management professional, calls on the Common Council to confirm Dr. Jeanette Kowalik as Milwaukee health commissioner.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes that anyone who wants to understand the reasons for residential racial segregation should read the “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein, which lays the blame squarely on government policy.
Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, writes that using our public spaces is critical to building community.
Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, writes that the uproar over pitcher Josh Hader’s racist tweets as a teenager provide an opportunity for Milwaukee Brewers players to send a message of racial unity.
Frank Martinelli, of The Nonprofit Repositioning Initiative, writes that more nonprofits and foundations should engage in advocacy — and the law allows them to do so.