Race

Regional
2:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

UWM Professor: Report Naming Wisconsin Worst for Black Kids Should Be 'Wake-Up Call'

Using indicators such as fourth-grade reading levels and rates of living in poverty, Wisconsin ranked last in the country for the well-being of black children.
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A recent report named Wisconsin as the worst state for the welfare of black children.

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Project Milwaukee
5:09 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Book: In Place of Slavery, Crime Statistics Were Used to Condemn African-Americans

The cover photo for Khalil Muhammad's book "The Condemnation of Blackness" was taken by Richard Hoe Lawrence and depicting what was called "A Downtown Morgue." It was included in Jacob Riis' "How the Other Half Lives."
Credit Richard Hoe Lawrence

Reports that Wisconsin has the country's highest rate of incarcerating black men have sparked outrage and concern - including worries over how those statistics might be used to portray the state's black men. But it turns out these concerns are almost as old as the state itself.

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Regional
5:13 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Jr. Day Inspires Reflections on Race and Faith

The nation honors the civil rights leader Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., with a holiday today.

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Regional
11:53 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Witnessing a Crime, Do You Know What to Do?

Experts say it's best to get to a safe location and call the police if you see a crime in progress
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Some people are upset with Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm for not filing charges in connection with the death of a West Allis teen.

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Real Talk
5:04 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Analysts: Child Support Adds to Many Black Fathers' Debt Load

"Real Talk" contributor David Pate explains why paying child support is a struggle for many low-income black fathers in Milwaukee.
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Among the financial challenges facing many of Milwaukee's black men is the disproportionate amount of debt they carry.

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Education
1:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Why Are Graduation Rates So Low for UWM's Black Students?

Students participate in an event at UWM's student union.
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A college education is seen as the key to joining the middle class in the country. 

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Economy & Business
2:56 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Why Many Black Men in Milwaukee Can't Get Out of Poverty

UWM researcher David Pate says on average black men in Milwaukee carry a disproportionate amount of debt, compared to their white peers.
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The latest census figures paint a fairly bleak picture for Milwaukee.

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Education
12:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

In Disparate Community, Local YWCA Works to Make Racial Justice Within Reach

Participants in the YWCA's "Unlearning Racism" program learn about privilege and inequality during an activity.
Credit YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one Milwaukee organization consistently works to keep issues of racial justice front and center.

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Politics & Government
4:05 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Book Highlights Sherman Park's Push for Diversity

A new book highlights the efforts of many Sherman Park residents to ensure diversity in their neighborhood.
Credit The History Press

Milwaukee is one of, if not, the most segregated city in the country - according to varying accounts. A report released last month by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation says the city is the most segregated among 15 similar areas.  But the study also notes that Milwaukee is 6th out of those regions for diversity.

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Arts & Culture
5:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Church Group Works to Overcome Racial Divide

Members of Inhabit and Transformation City Church pray at a recently renovated home.
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A church-based non-profit is working to overcome segregation and division in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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