Social Justice


(Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
State Superintendent Candidate Makes Racist Tweet, Deletes Twitter Account

“If you’re running for State Superintendent you should understand how problematic this tweet is.”

Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman. Photos provided by Wisconsin Historical Society.
The True Story Behind Abolitionists Who Helped Joshua Glover Escape

“It’s a white hero rescuing Black people, and I think that that serves a very particular narrative.”

Wisconsin  Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) talks to the media Aug. 31, 2020, after Republicans decide not to debate a package of police reform bills. Instead, Republicans are moving forward with a task force that he and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘Get Work Done’: Racial Disparities Task Force Meets After Steineke’s Email

Some members say they are disheartened, but still committed to addressing Wisconsin’s nation-worst racial disparities.

Darnisha Garbade
Burlington Mom Forced to Leave Town After Speaking Out About Racism in Local Schools

After tensions erupted last year, a local anti-racism group says the school district is doing the bare minimum.

Students taking part in the UW-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in January 2020. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Thesing-Ritter)
Eau Claire Educators Who Lead Civil Rights Program Draw Parallels to Today

UW-Eau Claire civil rights program seeks to change views through education, experiences.

Two members of the Wisconsin National Guard stand behind a fence erected around the Kenosha Courthouse in advance of last week's Kenosha County Attorney General's decision over whether to charge the officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake. The two troops were among 500 activated by Gov. Tony Evers in advance of the decision. (Photo by Samer Ghani)
Wisconsin Activists Call Police Response to Capitol Riot ‘Ridiculous’

Look no further than law enforcement preparations in Kenosha last week or BLM protests.

Jacob Blake Jr.'s uncle, Justin Blake (yellow shirt) hugs Letetra Wideman, Jacob Blake's younger sister, Aug. 30 during a march in Kenosha. Wideman later recited a poem she had written titled, "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" to the crowd. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Looking Back on 2020: The Racial Justice Movement Hits Home in Wisconsin

Jacob Blake shooting shows why you can’t brush police brutality and systemic racism off as someone else’s problem.