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False pandemic data on social media complicates Wisconsin’s effort to halt spread of COVID-19

When the coronavirus started spreading around Wisconsin in the spring of 2020, Dr. Chad Tamez hosted Facebook Live sessions to help patients understand the mysterious new pathogen. But the family...
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Buying a Dream: How the economy became overly dependent on consumerism prior to COVID-19

By Halina Szejnwald Brown, Professor Emerita, Clark University The COVID-19 pandemic has radically affected the American economy, reducing spending by American households on materials goods, air...
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Not Under Control: In less than 30 Days Wisconsin has experienced 1,000 deaths from COVID-19

More than 1,000 Wisconsin residents have died in less than 30 days. The state has averaged 53 deaths from the virus in the prior to the week of November 22, as the total number of coronavirus cases...
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Reggie Jackson: Documentation of my ancestors who were bequeathed in the will of our enslaver

I have spent the better part of the last twenty years of my life immersed in learning American history at a level that few would ever have the time or desire to delve into. People ask me how I talk...
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Federal segregation policies from the early 20th century damaged Black communities for decades

By Guo Xu, Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Abhay Aneja, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley Economic disparities in...
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GOP lawsuit asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to discard election results in favor of decision by Legislature

A group with Republican ties has asked the state Supreme Court to throw out the results of Wisconsin’s presidential election and force the Legislature to certify the state’s presidential...
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The family we no longer recognize: Confronting the results of becoming who we were taught to become

To My Older Relative, I’m writing to let you know that I’m aware of what you think of me, either because you’ve told me during combustible room-clearing conversations, over terse cold war text...
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Feeding the Hungry: Wisconsin food pantries view the holidays as just another day in a busy year

As the holiday season begins, Wisconsin’s food banks and pantries are working on sending turkeys and stuffing to families across the state, but Thanksgiving is just one out of 365 days in which...
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Thanksgiving was established to celebrate the survival of our democratic government

It doesn’t feel like much of a Thanksgiving this year. Lots of chairs are empty, either permanently, as we are now counting our coronavirus dead in the hundreds of thousands, or temporarily, as we...
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Only two municipalities remain: Recount of Milwaukee County votes finally back on schedule

After the first two days of Milwaukee County’s recount of the 2020 presidential election were bogged down by several lengthy objections, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said the recount is...
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Silence of the Self-Righteous: When will White people take “Personal Responsibility” in the Age of COVID?

For so many years in this country I have heard the “personal responsibility” rant used against the Black community, blaming us for conditions that we had little control over. We have been blamed for...
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Loyalty is a two-way street: Black voters in Wisconsin plan to remind Democrats about election promises

Three months ago, a Kenosha police officer shot my nephew, Jacob Blake, seven times in the back in front of his children. Jacob was rushed to the hospital, where for days he was shackled to his bed,...
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