Society tells us not to talk about racism: humans would rather just get along and we (mostly white people) tend to believe racism is all in the past. Taking a class that is dedicated to talking about racism is going to feel awkward to say the least. But if we don’t identify these habits in ourselves and others, how can we expect to improve things?
As part of our work on the five-year Healthy Housing Initiative, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute researchers and Community Advocates housing specialists are working with academics and community partners to look into Milwaukee’s housing stock, market, history, and current policies to see how they connect to health issues.
The longer a community exists, the more opportunity for division grows inside of it, and the more heated the battles become. This was visible a few weeks ago, when residents of the 53206 community debated the renewal of the liquor license for the embattled S&S Liquor Store on 27th Street and Auer Avenue.