systemic racism

PHoto of teacher in front of classroom looks distressed taken from behind students heads

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race theory’

BY: - June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON—Teachers across the country are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach kids about race in U.S. history.  Conservatives, including those in Wisconsin, have pilloried much instruction about systemic racism as “critical race theory,” even when that academic term has never been mentioned. A half dozen […]

Democrats call out ‘systemic racism’ by Assembly Republican leaders for punishing their free speech

BY: - June 10, 2021

Republicans in the Legislature generally shrug off accusations from Democrats that they are being callous to Wisconsinites by refusing to provide health care coverage or elitist by giving tax breaks to the wealthy while making it harder for low-income families to get food or child care.  But there’s one charge that generates a quick reaction: […]

Rev. Alex Gee, pastor at Fountain of Life Covenant Church

Gov. Evers appoints 30 new members to Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion

BY: - February 2, 2021

Gov. Evers appoints 30 new members to Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion

Report details how racism divided Burlington in the wake of Black Lives Matter movement

BY: - October 26, 2020

In August, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake started a protest movement in Kenosha, a fourth grade teacher in Burlington, Melissa Statz, heard her students talking about the nearby city.  Statz, seeing her students’ questions as a learning opportunity, built a lesson plan around the Black Lives Matter movement, systemic racism and protest. That […]

Rep. Bob Kulp and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes gave this week's radio addresses for the Republicans and Democrats, respectively.

Democratic and Republican radio address topics are systemic racism and June is Dairy Month

BY: - June 4, 2020

This week Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes took a turn doing the Democratic radio address recorded weekly for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, using the forum to address the killing of George Floyd and the resulting protests. He echoes Gov. Tony Evers’ video message calling for the Legislature to pass a bill on use of force standards […]

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Natalia Fajardo and her husband Gabriel in Milwaukee. (Photo provided.)

You are only as healthy as I am

BY: - June 4, 2020

March was three months ago. It was also a lifetime ago. In mid-March, both my husband and I had jobs. We were able to travel occasionally to our home country of Colombia to visit our families and get medical care. We could send money to our families there. We didn’t have a lot, but we […]