Civil Rights & Immigration

Anti-sanctuary legislators warn of dangerous ‘criminal aliens’ It’s Christmas time, and...

A small group of Latino Wisconsinites, some in suits and ties, some in jeans, and some wearing T-shirts with the logo of the immigrant-rights...

Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission votes to approve immigration policy changes

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission voted on Dec. 12 to approve changes to the police department’s standard operating procedure for immigration enforcement, called...

Milwaukee man arrested by ICE reunited with his family José de...

José (Alex) Alejandro de la Cruz-Espinoza, 38, a Milwaukee man who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in September, has been released...

Eau Claire athletics program to undergo outside review after racist incidents

Intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will undergo an independent review by an outside agency after racist messages were circulated on campus...

UW-Eau Claire sanctions students in racist incident

Disciplinary sanctions have been levied against students involved in racist Snapchat postings at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire last month, the university announced Friday,...

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression Wisconsin’s...

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill,...

Racist messages prompt outcry, investigation at UW-Eau Claire Campus responds with...

This article includes reporting by staff of the UW-Eau Claire student newspaper The Spectator, including Managing Editor Rebecca Mennecke, Lea Kopke, and Ta'Leah Van...

The N word The N-word made national headlines concerning Wisconsin recently

It has just two syllables but the word itself has a power fraught with history and pain. As an African-American journalist, I have observed over...

Sen. Johnson leans on conservative talking points to slam DACA

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday assailed an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized immigrants to...

Dozens rally in front of Milwaukee Federal Building for DACA Voces...

Bus loads of activists and supporters, including dozens of high school students, congregated in front of Milwaukee’s Federal Building Tuesday morning, calling on the...
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