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.
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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.
Mac Indaworld, a criminal lawyer practitioner and NAACP advocate in Wisconsin, writes that the use of the COMPAS software program to determine sentencing in criminal cases will further mass incarceration of minorities in the state.
Olivia Partenfelder, a student at Pathways High School, writes about a school project she initiated with three other students to benefit people in homeless shelters.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes that the recent action by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to expand the fair housing law builds community and counters chaos on the national level.
Jarrett English, senior field organizer of ACLU Wisconsin, writes that as wonderful as the 49th anniversary of Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration is, it’s clear, as the 50th anniversary approaches, that black Milwaukee has many more chains from which to free itself.
Antonio Ramirez, assistant professor of History & Political Science at Elgin Community College, writes that Anselmo Villarreal should resign from Southwest Key Programs, a nonprofit that is incarcerating undocumented children in U.S. custody.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, recalls her long association with MPS’ Milwaukee French Immersion School as it celebrates a milestone anniversary.