The overall infant mortality rate in Wisconsin has declined slowly over the past two decades, but our state continues to have an alarmingly high infant mortality rate among African-Americans. Although the infant mortality rate for African-Americans has dropped significantly in Wisconsin since the early 2000s, it is nearly double the state’s overall average and almost […]
Race for Results, a new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows that children of color face immense barriers in nearly every category of well-being, and the status of African-American children in Wisconsin is the worst in the nation.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of celebration of the life of the man, his leadership and the founding of a movement that is fundamentally and irrevocably changing the character of this country. And despite the profound inequities that still persist between African Americans and Whites in our nation, state, and county, today should not only be a time where we reflect on the great distance we still have to travel on the road to racial and economic justice.