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Systemic Racism 401: The Myth of American Meritocracy

Reggie Jackson details the institution of racial discrimination that White Americans continue to ignore or support. This feature is part of a special series of articles that takes a closer look at...
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Vice President Kamala Harris promotes $2T infrastructure plan during visit to Milwaukee

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Milwaukee on May 4, where she promoted the president’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal and toured two university research centers. Harris highlighted the...
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It is hard for people who do not suffer from mental illness to understand people who do

If you don’t suffer from mental illness, there’s something you need to know about those of us who do, because it may be impossible for us to tell you — and we really want to tell you. There is a...
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Why the public rarely hears about suicide as the leading cause of death for young Asian Americans

By Amelia Noor-Oshiro, Ph.D. Candidate, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Racially motivated violence looks like the mass shootings that killed Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Chung Park, Hyun Grant...
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An invisible community: When the struggles of Milwaukee’s Burmese Rohingya immigrants go unseen

More than 25% of all Rohingya living in the United States reside in 53221, 53204, 53215, and 53207. The Burmese Rohingya Community of Wisconsin (BRCW) has for the last 5 years attempted to address...
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Reparations 101: Repairing the damage from generations of concentrated disadvantage

“At long last, let America contemplate the scope of its enduring human-rights wrong against a whole people. Let the vision of blacks not become so blighted from a sunless eternity that we fail to...
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$15 minimum wage increase would substantially lift economic hardships for 3 in 10 Wisconsin workers

Doubling Wisconsin’s current minimum wage by 2025 would benefit nearly one-third of the state’s workforce without leading to job losses, according to a Wisconsin policy research group. A minimum...
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A life entwined with slavery: Why Alexander Hamilton is being used to make the case for reparations

By Nicole S. Maskiell, Assistant Professor of History Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellow of History, University of South Carolina Alexander Hamilton has received a resurgence of interest in recent...
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Dontre Day 2021: Milwaukee honors the memory of Dontre Hamilton on seventh anniversary of his death

Family, friends, faith leaders, activists, and members of the community gathered on the seventh anniversary of his fatal shooting to remember the tragedy that affected the social fabric of Milwaukee. Every year on April 30, known as “Dontre Day” since 2018, the community comes together for a vigil in Red Arrow Park.

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Wisconsin will keep its Congressional seats after U.S. Census Bureau reports state population up 4%

Wisconsin’s population remained mostly steady over the past 10 years, so it will not lose any seats in Congress during the upcoming redistricting process, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on April...
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Population Realignment: Census results will impact upcoming elections with a shift of political power

By Dudley L. Poston Jr., Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University New data from the 2020 U.S. census released April 26, 2021, indicates that starting in 2023, after the next congressional...
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Stop using White discomfort to silence the truth: An open letter to Brett Favre and Tommy Tubberville

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people...
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