Race & Racism Category Archive


  • Walker’s Budget Ended Early Release Programs for Prisoners

    On the chopping block in Walker’s two-year budget proposal are early release programs for prisoners, in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, mandatory insurance coverage of contraceptives, college financial aid...

    Associated Press, 03/09/2011
  • Walker’s Budget Axed In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    On the chopping block in Walker’s two-year budget proposal are early release programs for prisoners, in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, mandatory insurance coverage of contraceptives, college financial aid...

    Associated Press, 03/09/2011
  • Walker Budget Cuts In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    Among the many provisions in his proposed state budget, Gov. Scott Walker wants to repeal a law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. After years of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/02/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Encourages Voters To ‘Turn Off The Hate. Get Out The Vote’

    One Wisconsin Now is out with a new web ad encouraging people to counteract the voting enthusiasm coming from Tea Party groups, and Republicans by heading to the polls.

    Huffington Post, 10/21/2010
  • Walker Aide’s Tweet Brings Racism Charge

    Democrats are accusing Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker of racism after a campaign aide tweeted a link to a video that some found offensive.Walker spokeswoman Jill Bader quickly took down the offending...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/17/2010
  • Walker Gave Speech Opposing Affirmative Action and In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    “Now more than ever Wisconsin needs a leader who is going to put Wisconsin families at the top of the list, for a place in the UW system basing appointments on merits...

    Scott Walker, 05/22/2010
  • Walker Reverses Position on Arizona Immigration Law

    Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker reversed himself on Arizona’s controversial immigration law over the weekend, first expressing serious concerns about it then saying he would be comfortable signing it into law....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2010
  • Scott Walker Flip Flops on Immigration; Remains Firm in Refusal to Explain How to Pay for $2 Billion Tax Giveaway to Rich, Big Business

    Scott Walker's pandering flip flop on the racist Arizona immigration law has One Wisconsin Now asking whether a similar strategy could get him to answer the question he has refused to answer.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2010
  • Walker Says He Will Sign Law Removing Protections for Undocumented Persons

    “As Governor of Wisconsin, I will sign legislation that strengthens our protection against illegal immigration and ensures that taxpayer funded benefits like Badger Care and drivers licenses are not available to those...

    Scott Walker, 05/16/2010
  • Will Paul Ryan Condemn Racist GOP Colleague Who Invoked Him As Potential ‘Great White Hope’?

    Perhaps a first-term fellow Republican Congressperson is low enough on the food chain that Ryan can set aside his partisanship for just a day.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2009
  • Walker 2006 Campaign 100 Day Agenda Included Attacks on Voting Rights

    First 100 Day Agenda: Jim Doyle and the Democrats have refused to protect the integrity of the ballot box in Wisconsin’s electoral system. Scott Walker will not allow this to continue. Scott will...

    Scott Walker, 06/05/2006
  • Walker Called Concerns Voter ID Might Disenfranchise Elderly & Poor Voters a “Lame Excuse”

    “This is the third time that Doyle vetoed the voter ID bill and it’s time to get him out of office…Doyle’s lame excuse? It might ‘disenfranchise elderly and poor voters. Apparently, this...

    Scott Walker, 08/12/2005
  • Walker Pulls Mural From Courthouse Rotunda

    Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker on Friday directed that a newly hung mural depicting African-American struggles be taken down from the Courthouse’s busy public rotunda and moved to a low-traffic area…The controversy...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/09/2003
  • Walker Supported Guest Worker Plan for Undocumented Immigrants

    “It’s important for the federal government to move ahead with legislation that lets people live the American dream.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/18/2002
  • Bill Would Make Photo ID Requirement to Vote

    A state representative has proposed a bill that would require Wisconsin voters to show photo identification before voting, but another lawmaker said the rule would disenfranchise minorities and other voters. State Rep....

    Beloit Daily News, 09/14/2001
  • Walker Pushed for Private Prisons

    Rep. Scott Walker sees the future for Wisconsin’s overburdened prison system, and it doesn’t involve a massive building campaign by the state. Instead, Walker, R-Wauwatosa, the chairman of the Assembly Committee on...

    Capital Times, 10/28/1999
  • Walker Wanted Students in Milwaukee, One of the Most Segregated Cities in the US, to Stop Attending to Schools Outside of Their Neighborhood

    “For years, Milwaukee students have been bused to schools far from their homes and far from the support of their parents and neighbors.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/06/1998
  • Walker Sponsored Bill Making Schools’ Recognition of Special Observance Days Like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday Optional

    The bill would have made optional the recognition in public schools of certain special observance days.

    1995 AB 203, 01/01/1995