Social Justice


Four of the leading candidates in the Democratic primary to determine who will challenge Sen. Ron Johnson in November. L-R, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski (Graphic by Jonathon Sadowski)
Republicans Are Given Traction to Criticize Mandela Barnes—for Criticizing Slavery

Milwaukee media gives right-wing radio host and politicians a chance to amplify the untruth that learning from America’s past injustices is equal to hating America.

Juneteenth flag
Juneteenth Can Be More Than a Remembrance of the Past—by Supporting Wisconsin’s Black-Owned Businesses in the Present

For only the second time in history, the entire country will celebrate the newest federal holiday. This is the third year the Juneteenth flag will fly above the Wisconsin state capitol.

Kiel Police Dept
Six Bomb Threats in Less Than Two Weeks—Kiel Becomes a Front in a National Debate Between Respect and Contempt

The tight-knit community of 3,900 is confused, concerned, and caught up in cultural crosscurrents.

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.