I was assaulted by a belligerent, off-duty Milwaukee police officer and then I was subjected to hours of other MPD officers attempting to cover up for him.
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Wanting to be a better ally, I’ve started this odd journey of having uncomfortable conversations with white people.
Coming from the outside and arbitrarily advocating a name change dismisses the positive experiences and accomplishments so many students have had from Reagan IB. Thank you for starting the conversation but the Reagan IB High School community will take it from here.
Police still wield the power to pillage Black lives. How do I explain this to my children?
If we work together, continue to wear masks, wash our hands and adhere to social distancing, we will be successful in helping to keep each other safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board shares suggestions for new laws and institutional policies it believes are needed to reform policing in Milwaukee.
Here’s why I believe the district should rename Reagan High School in this post-George Floyd era of American history.
Since the ’60s, Milwaukee has not tolerated overt racism, but systematic structural racism has prevailed. It is not only the city officials who perpetuate this racism, but it is all of us who consistently support and vote them into office.
Lately, I have been busy organizing marches and making art for them. I’ve been out marching because I’m a Black trans womxn and I want my voice to be heard loud and clear.
I am a product of the “colored are treated good here” era in Milwaukee’s history. Eight decades later, the legacy of that universally held white belief still haunts our city.