Social Justice


Yee Leng Xiong, a Wausau County supervisor, speaks during a May 17, 2021, press conference in Wausau declaring the city a welcoming place for all people as Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg, far left, and Marathon County Supervisor William Harris listen. (Photo courtesy of the Wausau mayor’s office)
After ‘Community for All’ Resolution Fails Again, Progressive Marathon County Officials Worry ‘This Might Set Us Back’

“This sends the message that some people don’t matter as much as others in our community,” one official said.

Justin Blake and activists march Monday evening for Jacob Blake
Commentary: Little Has Changed Since the Blake Shooting. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.

Despite immense pressure for change, political leaders have done little. Activists have stepped up.

The Cedarburg School District covered up this mural in Webster Middle School because, it claimed, the mural didn't represent "all members of our school community" and the students didn't get final approval. (Photo via Webster Middle School/Facebook)
Commentary: Cedarburg’s School Mural Fiasco Shows Why We Need to Get Out of Our Bubbles

The district said the mural didn't represent "all members of our school community." But who was really left out?

A police officer draws a gun
‘More Work Left’: First Police Reform Bills Pass, but Some Push for More

Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.

Goyke Joint Finance
Republicans Toss Criminal Justice Reforms From State Budget

Republican lawmakers also reject Democratic attempt to reign in spending millions of taxpayer dollars on private lawyers.

Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) speaks Thursday about a 12-bill package of police reforms that go farther than bipartisan proposals currently being deliberated in the Legislature. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Enough is Enough’: Dems Introduce More Progressive Police Reform

The new bill package offers an alternative to mild reforms proposed by the bipartisan racial disparities task force.

Tony Evers meeting with LGBTQ youth
Pride Flag Hoisted Above Capitol Amid GOP Anti-Trans Effort

In flag-raising ceremony, Evers also signed executive orders to ban state money in “conversion therapy" and ensure inclusive language in state documents.