Social Justice


Kyle Rittenhouse, center, looks over to his attorneys as the jury is dismissed for the day during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)
Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty of All Charges in Protester Killings

Many react with disappointment, but not surprise, after a jury acquits the out-of-state teen who killed two people and injured a third.

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)
With Afghan Refugees, Wausau Gets Chance to Show Welcoming Side After ‘Community for All’ Controversy

Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg hopes the Wausau community will be welcoming to the up to 85 Afghan refugees who will be resettled in the city.

Alysse Arce, a member of the Menominee tribe and a Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women advocate, speaks during a press conference Monday in Wausau after a high school teacher there dressed in Native American attire to teach a history class. (Screenshot via Tricia Zunker/Facebook)
Native American Leaders Seeking Improvements to Curriculum After Teacher Wears Racist Outfit

Insensitive depictions of Native Americans are demeaning and further negative views that help lead to violence against indigenous people, advocates said.

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.