Under current Wisconsin law, discrimination based on race is prohibited, but, the state doesn’t have any laws that protect a person’s hairstyle. Now, Representative LaKeshia Myers of Milwaukee has authored a bill in the State Assembly that would outlaw discrimination based on hair in areas of employment, housing, education, and more. “When you think about how […]
The ACLU sent the Madison Police Department a letter urging the department to change the way it works with landlords to police rental housing, suggesting some practices may violate federal law and standards. The city has been slow to issue an official response. A staff attorney for the ACLU says what happens next will depend on MPD’s response.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently ranked Wisconsin the worst state in the nation to raise an African-American child. The Monday Buzz talks to Nonet Sykes about the report, why Wisconsin ranks so poorly and what, if anything we can do about it.
In a decision that has been accused of racial bias, George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Treyvon Martin on July 13th, 2013. Margaret Kimberly, writer for Black Agenda Report, joined Jan Miyasaki on the Wednesday 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss her views on the shooting, the trial and ultimately the acquittal.