So many times, I have said on this blog, that Wisconsin has the highest of black unemployment, and mostly with prisons. Many have said that “Wisconsin is the worst state for black people.” And no it’s not because of laziness. Props to the BBC for getting this out and making folks aware that Wisconsin is not always peachy keen with being a farm state! Especially in the state’s largest city of Milwaukee.
Take a look at the stats from the video. Some may be surprising. Some may not. But if you live in the city and state for so long, it’s really a constant reminder.
- VIDEO: Being black, in prison, in Wisconsin (bbc.co.uk)
- BBC examines incarcerations of black males in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin (jsonline.com)
- Milwaukee poverty a regional problem, Mayor Tom Barrett says (jsonline.com)