Milwaukee kids recognize MLK

If you missed it..the Sunday edition of the Journal Sentinel had some excellent essays from local kids of all ages about Martin Luther King Jr that are def worth a read.

For you Wisconsin political types who had any involvement with the capitol protests/recalls like myself this one really stood out to me:

There are […]

On this Martin Luther King Jr Day:

From Go Comics:

The myth of the minimum wage worker

This pretty much debunks the myths about minimum wage workers as being primarily teenagers who live at home with mom and dad.

As has been noted elsewhere, an increase in the minimum wage would help pull a lot of folks out of poverty, but most especially people of color. People of color are far […]

Remembering Dr. King

A quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I felt this was fitting, given today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr.

Unions as a Civil Right

In a recent Op-Ed by written by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Moshe Z. Marvit, who advocate for adding the right to organize a labor union, without employer discrimination, to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Here is an excerpt, I recommend the whole read:

Other skeptics suggest that because laws now exist providing […]

Meet the New Hate, Same as the Old Hate

Salon has an interesting interview with Arthur Goldwag, author of the new book The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right. He argues that the racist and conspiracist approach of today‚Äôs right-wing nut jobs is “largely the same as it was 50 years ago.”

But what caught my attention was […]

Paul Ryan Dishonors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, a teacher from Racine refused an award because it was given to him by Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.). The same Paul Ryan who has perpetually been adamantly against extending unemployment benefits […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Jr. Day 2012 and in OUR very own Capitol building in Madison, Sherrilyn Ifill, a law professor and a civil rights lawyer tied Reverend King to todays current political events. Governor Scott Walker looked very uncomfortable but the speech is brilliant and here it is:

Race is a Factor in Wisconsin Traffic Stops

A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Watchdog report finds racial bias in traffic stop data for Milwaukee and Dane counties and some issues with the State Patrol.

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