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Thu June 11, 2009
Housing Discrimination More Subtle Today
There’s been talk of a post-racial America developing, as the presidency of Barack Obama unfolds. Yet it appears great strides are needed, including in southeastern Wisconsin. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council has been fighting housing discrimination for 30 years, and yet staff members say people here are still denied housing because of their race.
As part of our series, Project Milwaukee: Black and White, we met with four employees of the council: Kori Schneider-Peragine, Felita Daniels Ashley and two who’ve been with the agency since its inception in the late ‘70s: William Tisdale and Carla Wertheim.