Stories tagged: "racism"

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, a La Crosse Democrat, presents an American flag to Lily Stegemann that Kind had flown above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in Stegemann’s honor.
Racists May Feel Emboldened, But This Wisconsin Town Showed the Power of Love

One wildly racist gesture has energized a town to show support for tolerance, inclusiveness, and education.

Ben Strong, a local activist, speaks last week during a Waukesha School Board meeting. After he finished speaking, an unidentified voice could be heard calling him an "asshole."
Two School Boards Under Fire for Members’ Inappropriate Behavior

A racist post on Facebook and a quiet expletive picked up on a hot mic raise issues of respect.

At least 2,000 people marched through Eau Claire streets for an hour Friday evening, demanding a nationwide end to racist polices and police killings of people of color.
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Tells Eau Claire Rally to Engage in the Difficult Conversations About Race

It’s the city’s 4th rally in a nation that has seen 11 days of protests and unrest since George Floyd’s murder

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Joe Biden Demands Justice for George Floyd, Calls on Americans to Root Out Structural Racism

“The original sin of this country still stains our nation today, and sometimes, we manage to overlook it. We just push forward with a thousand other tasks in our daily life. But it’s always there."

CNN Reporter and Crew Arrested on Live TV While Reporting on Minneapolis Protests

While living on air, Omar Jiménez — who identifies as Black and Latino — was handcuffed and led away, together with his team. Here's what happened.

UW-Eau Claire student Sophia Flood Elyafi, center, helped organize a Nov. 25 student protest at the university in the wake of an incident on campus in which members of the university’s football team posted racist messages on social media mocking a black student organization. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Why MLK Day Has Had to Change With the Times

Celebrating the past while shining a light on what needs to be done today

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt talks with leaders of the university’s Black Male Empowerment organization during a Nov. 25 student protest of racist social media messages against that group. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Doing Better Begins With Looking Inside

UWEC chancellor describes actions taken since recent incidents