Segregation

Regional
4:20 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

New Ranking: Milwaukee Still Country's Most Segregated Metro Area

A Racial Dot Map shows clear a delineation between racial groups in the Milwaukee area.
Credit Dustin A. Cable, University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Reference Data by Stamen Design

A new ranking reaffirms Milwaukee's place as the overall most segregated metropolitan area in the United States.

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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

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Paul Geenan about Sherman Park's history.

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.
Credit (Inhabit)

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley tells us about the work Transformation City Church is doing in Milwaukee.

A church-based non-profit is working to overcome segregation and division in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Education
2:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Author Finds "Stain of Segregation" in Milwaukee's Schools Both Past and Present

Lessons from the Heartland by Barbara J. Miner

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Barbara J. Miner.

Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools.

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