Social Justice


Jill Underly, Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
State Superintendent: Teaching About Racism Is Essential. Attacking Those Lessons Is What’s Racist.

Jill Underly published two editorials this week addressing the need to face our real history—and to recognize the racial “achievement gap” is really an opportunity gap.

Biden Jackson Confirmation
Baldwin an Enthusiastic Yes, Johnson a Silent No as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed to the US Supreme Court

Wisconsin's Republican senator had previously voted for Judge Jackson’s nomination to a federal judgeship.

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Wisconsin GOP’s War on Public Schools Enters Primetime with Tuesday’s School Board Elections

While some parents are voting with teachers, school funding, and equity in mind, others are motivated by culture war issues that have exploded into the mainstream over the past year and a half.

An Eau Claire bus seat "reserved" for Rosa Parks in honor of Transit Equity Day. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin Buses Save a Seat for Rosa Parks

Transit agencies commemorate the civil rights icon on Transit Equity Day.

FILE - Martin Luther King, Jr. crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading to the capitol in Montgomery on March 21, 1965. (AP Photo/File)
Activists Want You to Remember All of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Messages—Even the Hard Ones

As the push for racial equality continues, those leading the fights against injustice want us to dig deeper, and think about how we all can improve the future for Black Americans.

Matiullah Matie speaks with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg at Central Wisconsin Airport after Matie and his family arrived there Dec. 29. Matie's family is one of two Afghan refugee families who have resettled in Wausau. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Pagoria)
How Wausau Leaders Aim to Give Afghan Refugees ‘a New Beginning’

The central Wisconsin city’s first Afghan refugees arrived in late December, with as many as 85 set to be settled there.

Matiullah Matie fled his native Afghanistan in August after his work with Americans there endangered his life when the Taliban took control of that nation. Matie and his family are one of two Afghan refugee families to have settled in Wausau so far. That number is expected to grow in upcoming weeks. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘My Family Is Safe’: Wausau Begins Resettling Afghan Refugees

Matiullah Matie and his family have made it to Wausau after a perilous escape from the Taliban.