During the Sherman Phoenix grand opening, Taj Pearsall expressed his excitement over the visible diversity in the crowd. As a Brooklyn native, Pearsall grew up on a block inhabited by people of multiple ethnicities. When he came to Milwaukee, he struggled to adjust to the blatant segregation that still exists in the city.
Frank Martinelli says
Milwaukee. Let’s stop adjusting to this . . .
• 2nd worst city for blacks
• 7th worst economically distressed large city
• Among lowest reading and math scores
• Most segregated metro area
• 40% black poverty rate
• The largest gap in unemployment between blacks and whites and Hispanics and whites
• Worst incarceration rate for black men
Frank Martinelli, Milwaukee
Scott Ramone says
People are arrested because they commit crimes. Don’t want to be incarcerated? Try not breaking the law. As for economic distress and poverty, where is Tom Barrett? Too busy subsidizing sports arenas and trolleys.