race relations

March 19, 2008 - 3:18pm
Say what you will about the tone, content or motivation behind Senator Barack Obama's speech on race relations earlier this week, but it is difficult to refute the positive aspects of having a national dialogue on race. A little more than a year...
July 13, 2007 - 11:38am
By: Anonymous
In a recently released study, the Milwaukee County Audit Department analyzed the jury selection process in the wake of last year’s Frank Jude case, in which an all-white jury acquitted three white defendants in the beating of a biracial man.The...
April 16, 2007 - 3:45pm
By: Anonymous
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Governor Doyle has appointed a Commission to Reduce the Racial Disparity in Wisconsin's Criminal Justice. The key is to figure out why Wisconsin has the third highest ratio (18:1) of incarcerated...
April 10, 2007 - 10:19am
By: Anonymous
The reaction to Don Imus referring to female basketball players as “nappy-headed hos” highlights an important finding from the Forum’s 2006 survey on race relations: Whatever our race, we are typically not exposed to offensive racial terms. In the...
April 4, 2007 - 11:41am
By: Anonymous
On April 25th, Forum president Jeff Browne will present the results of our race relations survey at a breakfast event sponsored by The Business Journal, the Valuing Diversity Task Force of Sussex/Lisbon, the Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, the...
March 26, 2007 - 10:23am
A story on Frontpage Milwaukee, an online newpaper run by UWM journalism students, illustrates how the local mainstream media has focused disproportionately on Mayfair Mall's crime problems. The author, Matthew Hrodey, found:In 2006, police made 731...
March 9, 2007 - 1:48pm
The Forum's public opinion survey on race relations released late last year found race relations in SE Wisconsin are poor and not perceived as getting better. But we also found that in areas of interpersonal relations, such as marriage, adoption,...