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Policymakers must act as Black tenants face lead poisoning epidemic

Legislative action needed to close racial disparities in health as Black children continue to experience higher rates of lead poisoning


Communities of color face particular lack of welfare infrastructure amid rising mental health crisis

Multiple steps need to be taken to create more inclusive mental health care system


Racial disparities in employment severe in Madison, report says

Stark difference in unemployement rates, management positions by race

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Wisconsin life expectancy declines amid flawed healthcare system

Racial, economic disparities alongside mental health neglect contribute to lower life expectancy in Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin

UW professors discuss the role of critical race theory in classes, the political arena

The specific meaning of critical race theory is perhaps the element most up for debate, UW professor says

State of Wisconsin

Madison City Council to take up recommendations including body cameras for all Wisconsin law enforcement officers

Madison subcommittee members split on the recommendation to require law enforcement officers to wear body-worn cameras

City of Madison

BIPOC community of Madison less likely to get mental health support despite higher COVID-19 rates

'The cultural stigma in discussing and addressing mental health illnesses is also prevalent, particularly among communities of color,' state rep. says

MLK symposium

MLK Symposium keynote speaker Isabel Wilkerson reflects on U.S. caste system

Wilkerson's recent book 'Caste' looks at how advent of slavery led to caste system that continues to exist in today's United States

City of Madison

Hundreds march to Meriter, St. Mary’s protesting racial disparities in healthcare

Protestors shared their traumatic birthing experiences, addressed hospital presidents

City of Madison

Wisconsin racial disparities persist, city, local activists work to alleviate gaps in Madison

'The city has participated in discrimination ... whether actively or passively,' must seize opportunities to change, city official says