Stories tagged: "racial justice"


Nada Elmikashfi, chief of staff to state Rep. Francesca Hong (D-Madison), is outspoken about racism and bias, even at the statehouse. (Photo by Christina Lieffring.)
Hostile Workplaces, Closed Minds, Hurtful Rhetoric—Welcome to the Wisconsin State Capitol

Numbers are shrinking for people of color staffing the Legislature, even as its GOP leadership tries to ban efforts to fight injustice and teach a more complete view of racial history.

Democratic state Rep. LaKeshia Myers, of Milwaukee, speaks on the  floor of the Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday about the coded language present in so-called 'Critical Race Theory' bills put forward by the chamber's Republican leadership.  (Screenshot via WisEye)
‘Critical Race Theory’ Bills Draw Comparison to Strategy Used to Get Southern Racists to Vote GOP

Authors of legislation say they want to ban ‘CRT’ in public schools, but the measure instead prohibits a wide range of topics such as white supremacy, equity, and racial justice.

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.

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GOP Wants to Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools, but That’s Not a Thing

Critical race theory is barely taught outside of graduate school. Republicans’ intention, a leading theorist says, seems to be scaring teachers away from any talk of race.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s First 100 Days: Wisconsin Racial Justice Advocates Cautiously Optimistic

Community leaders are encouraged by early actions and statements, but they want the president’s intentions to turn into real reforms.

This family was among about 200 people who attended a march Thursday evening in Madison to support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the wake of a shooting spree in Georgia that left eight dead, including six Asian women. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Wisconsinites Hold Vigils to Call Out Anti-Asian Violence in Wake of Atlanta Spa Killings

"What happened was racially motivated, and don’t let anyone else tell you that it’s not always about race."

A police officer draws a gun
Debate on Cops Drawing Guns, Banning Chokeholds Reveals Serious Divides on Racial Disparities Task Force

The task force’s work continues, even as it appears to be falling behind schedule.