Stories tagged: "racism"


20 Black Men & Women Who Shaped Wisconsin History

From the first slaves fighting for freedom to the modern day leaders rallying for change, Black people have positively and permanently changed the Badger state. This Black History Month, we're sharing their stories.

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.

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Muskego Conservatives Argue a Book About Interning Japanese Americans Needs ‘Balance’

A museum at a former internment camp in Wyoming invites the school board to visit and learn more about the unjustified, racist policy that wasn’t extended to Americans of German and Italian descent.

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.

Alysse Arce, a member of the Menominee tribe and a Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women advocate, speaks during a press conference Monday in Wausau after a high school teacher there dressed in Native American attire to teach a history class. (Screenshot via Tricia Zunker/Facebook)
Native American Leaders Seeking Improvements to Curriculum After Teacher Wears Racist Outfit

Insensitive depictions of Native Americans are demeaning and further negative views that help lead to violence against indigenous people, advocates said.

In this screen image from WisconsinEye, Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton), chair of the state Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges, leads a public information hearing on critical race theory.
‘Made-Up Political Outrage’: Republican Legislators Target Efforts to Teach About Historic Racism

Professor responds that students “don’t have to agree with me, but they do have to think.”

Chuck Wichgers Andre Jacque
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.