Social Justice


Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
‘Saying the Racist Part Out Loud’: Mandela Barnes Blasts Ron Johnson on National TV

Lt. Governor adds to a chorus of criticism against the senator. Rep. Grothman slammed for separate comments about Black Lives Matter.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
This Isn’t Your Grandma’s ERA. Wisconsin Dems Go Big on a New Equal Rights Amendment.

State constitution would bar discrimination on the basis of gender as the original ERA, but also offer protection in many more ways.

A police officer draws a gun
Could Wisconsin Be the Next State to Overhaul Qualified Immunity Protection for Police?

Task Force on Racial Disparities begins discussion on the controversial legal doctrine during a Kenosha meeting.

(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.