Race & Racism Category Archive


  • Assembly Republicans Advance Campus Free Speech Bill That Trims UW Authority

    Allowing any two people to trigger an investigation into a student's protest activities will exacerbate an existing chilling atmosphere on free expression for students of color.

    Capital Times, 05/30/2017
  • Free Speech and Racism on College Campuses

    Savion Castro, a UW student and One Wisconsin Now research associate, talks with HBO's VICE News Tonight about free speech and racism on college campuses.

    HBO, 05/25/2017
  • Robin Vos Directed Campus Free Speech Attack

    Not only would this bill expel students for using their constitutional right to free speech, but also it could inhibit professors from conducting research.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/11/2017
  • New Republican ‘Safe Spaces for Racists’ Legislation Threatens Students With Expulsion for Declaring Hate Speech Not Welcome on Campuses

    Students could be expelled from a state university or technical college for organizing a protest to “dissuade” speakers from appearing on campuses.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/03/2017
  • Savion Castro: Charlie Sykes’ Defense of Hate Speech Shows He Hasn’t Changed His Stripes

    For 23 years Charlie Sykes’ radio show was the loudest megaphone allowing right-wing Wisconsin Republicans to foment racial division.

    Capital Times, 05/02/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now: Paul Ryan’s Cowardly Support for Muslim Ban

    Statements regarding U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Janesville) continuing support for Donald Trump’s racist and ineffective Muslim Ban.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2017
  • What Does Lowell Holtz Have to Say About American Majority Now? Nothing.

    Lowell Holtz was quick to brag about American Majority working for him but is failing to denounce the vile racism and sexism their executive director .

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/03/2017
  • Gov. Walker Opposes Intervention on Behalf of Wisconsin Resident in Lawsuit Over Trump Travel ban

    Gov. Scott Walker says state attorneys shouldn’t intervene in a Syrian refugee’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The refugee now resides in Wisconsin. He filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging...

    Associated Press, 02/15/2017
  • Rep. Sean Duffy Has Not Explained, Nor Apologized for Remarks on Lack of ‘White Terrorism’

    He should be censured by Speaker Paul Ryan and the House for such unseemly remarks

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/08/2017
  • Walker Says He Backs Trump on Travel ban

    Gov. Scott Walker is backing President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting seven mostly Muslim countries. Walker had been silent on the ban issued Friday until his spokesman released a statement Monday afternoon....

    WTMJ-TV, 01/30/2017
  • Donald Trump Seeks Black Support, Says ‘war on Our Police Must End’ at Suburban Milwaukee Rally

    Responding to rioting and violence in Milwaukee in recent days, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made an appeal to black voters and said the country needs more police officers during a rally...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/17/2016
  • Scott Walker’s Record Has Been Disastrous for Milwaukee African Americans

    With the eyes of the nation focused on racial unrest in Milwaukee, Walker has provided no leadership on bringing communities together and healing racial wounds.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/15/2016
  • What Does Donald Trump Have to Do to Lose Scott Walker’s Endorsement?

    Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement of Donald Trump is no longer a reflection on Trump’s character, but on Scott Walker’s, or lack thereof.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/02/2016
  • Statements of One Wisconsin Now on Epidemic of Violence

    Shooting back isn't going to solve our problems, but neither is denying the reality of what we face.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/08/2016
  • Wisconsin State Rep. Jesse Kremer Declares Race Not a Problem in U.S. Until Election of First African American President

    Jesse Kremer issued a press release yesterday declaring the country has been “torn apart” by the “divisive racism” of the first African American President of the United States.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/15/2016
  • Racial Disparities Seen in Providing Free IDs to Vote, Data Show

    Among Wisconsinites who lack ID cards and other documents proving their identity, race is a key factor in who requests free IDs to vote and whose requests are approved, according to data...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/24/2016
  • DMV Official Testifies in Voter ID Trial

    Some voters might not have been able to cast ballots this fall if not for a new state rule put in place on the eve of a trial over Wisconsin’s voter ID...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 05/23/2016
  • On Day House Speaker Implores Fellow Republicans to Oppose KKK, Fellow WI U.S. Rep Glenn Grothman Votes Against Honoring Black Author, Poet, Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou

    For fifty years Republicans have been trying to exploit racism and bashing the poor for their partisan political gain.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/02/2016
  • Feds Looking at Whether Civil Rights Were Violated at Lincoln Hills

    In February, Gov. Scott Walker’s office released records that showed Lincoln Hills staff in 2012 failed to take an inmate who was sexually assaulted to an emergency room until after a prison...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/02/2016
  • Latino Activists Fight Wisconsin’s Anti-Immigration Bills

    As the One Wisconsin Now advocacy group said in a statement on their site, this bill could negatively impact “immigrants, transgender people, the homeless, formerly incarcerated people, seniors, foster youth, and other marginalized communities.”

    GOOD.is, 02/29/2016
  • Walker Won’t Push for Sanctuary City Bill

    Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t expect the Wisconsin state Senate will pass a bill banning sanctuary cities, and he’s “just fine with that.” Walker said Wednesday that his focus is on...

    Associated Press, 02/24/2016
  • Oppose the Anti-Immigrant Bills AB450 and SB533!

    Governor Walker and State Legislators – Oppose the Anti-Immigrant Bills AB 450 and SB 533!

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/02/2016
  • Local Officials Slam GOP Lawmaker’s ‘offensive’ Comments About Milwaukee

    “Bob Gannon says black people in Milwaukee are responsible for over 10,000 mass layoffs in municipalities across the state," said Scot Ross, the executive director of One Wisconsin Now. "His statements are despicable, racist tripe that should embarrass all of his Republican colleagues."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/13/2016
  • Rep. Bob Gannon Blames Blacks for White GOP Legislative Failures

    In a press release from his taxpayer-financed office, Rep. Bob Gannon suggests African Americans in Milwaukee are to blame for the state jobs crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2016
  • Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients Begins

    In May of this year, Governor Scott Walker proposed a bill requiring that anyone applying for public assistance be required to complete a screening questionnaire for illegal drug use. Those deemed at...

    TheClarion, 12/10/2015
  • Morning Briefing: Scott Walker Among Republicans Against Trump’s Idea to Ban Muslims

    Walker among Republicans against Trump’s idea to ban Muslims: The Associated Press reports: “Gov. Scott Walker joins a growing number of Republicans publicly opposing presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims...

    Capital Times, 12/09/2015
  • Scott Walker, GOP Lawmakers Say Wisconsin Won’t Accept Syrian Refugees

    Gov. Scott Walker pledged Monday that the state “will not accept new Syrian refugees” as he and Republican legislators joined a national chorus of mostly GOP leaders Monday calling on President Barack...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/17/2015
  • Scott Walker Says State Board Failed for 16 Elections to Audit Voter List to Remove Felons

    To rally support for a GOP bill to break apart Wisconsin’s agency that oversees elections and ethics matters, Gov. Scott Walker is casting the Government Accountability Board as incompetent. At one point,...

    PolitiFact, 11/06/2015
  • State Senator Chris Kapenga Endorses Barring A Muslim From Being Elected President While Using Tax Dollars to Support Islamic Religious Schools

    In Kapenga’s mind it’s fine to spend tax dollars for kids to get an Islamic religious education while telling them they shouldn't be allowed to be President.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/23/2015
  • Four Takeaways From Walker’s Showing in the First Presidential Debate

    Liberals were particularly peeved by Walker’s responses to the questions about abortion and targeting of African-Americans. They drew mentions from the websites Huffington Post and Think Progress and from the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/09/2015
  • Scott Walker Is Still Unsure Whether Obama Is Christian

    Fielding questions at the Koch network’s donor summit here Saturday night, the Republican presidential candidate reiterated the controversial position of uncertainty that he staked out in February. “You’re not going to get...

    Washington Post, 08/01/2015
  • Scott Walker Twice Removed African-American Art; Refused to Call for Removal of Confederate Flag

    As Governor and as Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker personally had artwork depicting African Americans removed from public buildings.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/24/2015
  • What Was It About Scott Walker That Inspired Seven Donations From White Supremacist Leader in Texas to Governor in Wisconsin?

    Why did a virulent racist from Texas that heads an identified hate group based in Missouri make seven donations to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker over four years?

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/23/2015
  • Politicians Returning Donations From White Supremacist

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to announce his presidential candidacy next month, has received $3,500 in donations from Holt since 2011... “Scott Walker should be ashamed to have taken Earl Holt’s money in the first place," said Scot Ross of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 06/22/2015
  • Scott Walker Whistling Dixie With States Rights Response on Continued Flying of Confederate Flag

    Walker was unwilling to call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina on the heels of the horrific, racially-motivated mass killing of black churchgoers in Charleston.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/22/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Demands Gov. Scott Walker Return Contributions From White Supremacist Leader, Support Removal of Confederate Flag From South Carolina Capitol Grounds

    Scott Walker should be ashamed to have taken Earl Holt's money in the first place and he should immediate return those contributions and any other undisclosed contributions he's received from Holt to his numerous fundraising entities.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/22/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Race & Ethnicity

    Despite the numerous studies showing that Wisconsin has a serious problem with racial disparities, Scott Walker has not led on this issue.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Walker Would Reverse Obama Executive Order on Immigration

    Asked Monday if he would get rid of Barack Obama’s executive orders right away, Walker said: “Yes…if I were to run, that would be a key part of what we’d be talking...

    Politico, 03/17/2015
  • Labor, Racial Justice Activists Find Common Ground in Wisconsin

    The death of Tony Robinson has sparked an outpouring of support and outrage from Wisconsin residents who have joined the cause. High school student Kaylahn Jones and Scot Ross join Melissa Harris-Perry.

    MSNBC, 03/15/2015
  • Days Before Tony Robinson Shooting, Wisconsin DOJ Requested More Funds to Investigate Officer-involved Deaths

    Just a few days before an unarmed, 19-year-old black man was shot and killed by a Madison police officer, Wisconsin’s attorney general had asked lawmakers to fund more positions to investigate officer-involved...

    Capital Times, 03/10/2015
  • Attorney General Wants Positions for Officer-involved Deaths

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel wants the Legislature’s budget committee to give the state Justice Department more positions in the state budget to deal with officer-involved death investigations. Lawmakers signed a bill...

    WMTV-TV, 03/02/2015
  • Scott Walker on Immigration: ‘My View Has Changed’

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his views have changed on immigration — and he doesn’t support amnesty for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Pressed about previous statements in which he allowed...

    Politico, 03/01/2015
  • Reporters at Scott Walker, Rudy Giuliani Event Didn’t Know It Would Be Off the Record

    That Scott Walker won’t condemn Rudy Giuliani’s dog whistle racism against President Obama says even more about Walker than it does Giuliani.

    Capital Times, 02/20/2015
  • Walker Refuses to Condemn ‘Dog Whistle Racism’ at His New York Meet and Greet

    For the second time in two weeks, Gov. Scott Walker is refusing to condemn alarming comments made by prominent Republicans on his behalf or in his presence.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/19/2015
  • Walker Budget Would Eliminate Special Transfer Program

    Currently, under the Special Transfer Program (commonly known as Chapter 220), the state provides aid to school districts to support voluntary efforts by school districts to reduce racial imbalance. Aid is provided...

    2015 SB 21, 01/01/2015
  • Fundraising Component of Walker Inauguration Draws Liberal Criticism

    The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now was critical of Walker’s decision to give proceeds to the state party rather than donate them to charity. It dubbed the event a “pay to...

    Capital Times, 12/18/2014
  • Scott Walker’s Hanukkah Message: ‘Molotov’!

    Molotov In an undated letter posted by the Capital Times Wednesday, Walker wrote to a constituent that he would be happy to display a menorah at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. At the...

    Huffington Post, 12/10/2014
  • Walker Joins Immigration Lawsuit

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican president candidate, has signed on to a lawsuit that seeks to block President Barack Obama’s recently announced unilateral immigration actions. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday,...

    Bloomberg, 12/03/2014