Social Justice

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) takes questions by speakerphone from reporters on March 25 about the coronavirus outbreak, the "Safer at Home" order, and concerns about the upcoming April 7 election. (Courtesy: WisconsinEye)
Vos Admits, ‘Obviously, What We’re Doing Now as a State Isn’t Working’

State Assembly Speaker indicates the Legislature could meet for the first time in more than six months, could support a COVID-19 relief bill.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) addresses the media at the Capitol Aug. 31 with other lawmakers, activists, and community organizers. The group was gathered to call out Republicans to act on the governor's package of police reform bills. That did not happen. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Racial Disparities Task Force Created After Jacob Blake Shooting Is Finally Meeting This Week

Task force created as alternative to GOP-led Legislature meeting to pass Governor’s package of police reform bills.

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Cities Across Wisconsin Attempt Police Reform. Here’s How They’re Doing.

Where the march for social justice confronts the hurdles of forming new policy.

Systemic Racism Plagues Healthcare in Wisconsin. The Results Are Deadly for Black Patients
Major WI Healthcare Provider: Racism Is a Public Health Crisis

Advocate Aurora calls it unconscionable, joins a growing trend of recognizing historic injustices and poor health outcomes.

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Kenosha Mayor Announces Listening Sessions to Address Black Residents’ Quality of Life

Mayor says Kenosha can’t “pretend like this is going to go away” on its own.

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Blake Shooting Amplifies What Kenosha’s Black Residents Have Long Known: Inequality Is Alive and Well

How decades of divestment, deindustrialization, and segregation have made Kenosha one of the worst places in the country for Black people to live.

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After 100 Days in the Streets, Milwaukee Protest Leaders Have No Plans for Stopping

Activist says demonstrations will lead to systemic change: “This isn’t a negotiation.”