Results tagged with 'segregation'
Published Feb. 14, 2013
Everyone can agree: race - and racism - is one touchy subject. With "Clybourne Park," the Milwaukee Rep tackles the issue in an unconventional way: with comedy. Gerard Neugent sits down with OnMilwaukee.com to discuss the power of comedy to create dialogue within the community.
Published Feb. 27, 2012
Last month, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors meeting began with a moment of silence for four students who had died in the previous weeks. Again. Four kids - school-age kids - dead. This weekend, MPS superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton asked why we are not angry at the violence in Milwaukee?
Published March 30, 2011
Yesterday, an article on Salon.com named Milwaukee the most segregated city (of at least 500,000 people) in the country. We've heard this before, and we'll hear it again. What can we do to change this?
Published Jan. 15, 2011
If you're looking to read an epic tale rooted in history and featuring strong personalities struggling to change the world, look no further than "Against the Wind," a hefty new hardcover from Milwaukee author Bill Dahlk, published by Marquette University Press. We talked to Dahlk about researching and writing the book, about the story he tells in its more than 600 pages and about the lessons to be learned from it.
Published March 9, 2009
Author of "Amazing Grace," "Death at an Early Age," "The Shame of the Nation" and "Savage Inequalities," Jonathan Kozol has spent decades researching and observing the realities of getting an inner city education and the need for school equality.
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