Category Archives: Race

Charleston remembers Confederates and rebellious slaves

Monument to leader of a slave rebellion is located in a park named after a secessionist and Lost Cause progenitor Amtrak is building a new, multi-modal passenger station in North Charleston, S.C. We thought it odd that the current train … Continue reading

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Madison school board gets an earful from La Follette High School parents & students

Madison School District’s goal is not safety, it’s making the racial disparity numbers work While the Madison School Board considers expelling police from its four high schools, our classrooms are being disrupted in the name of racial equity. Large-scale student … Continue reading

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Cops in Madison schools, Part #2

Lesson #1 is Discipline Fewer arrests don’t necessarily translate into safer schools and racial disparity continues Defining deviance down I’ve read the statistics. Yes, student arrests in Madison’s public schools are down 22% over the last four years. Two possible … Continue reading

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At Madison high schools beset by brawls, school board considers booting cops

Discipline is Lesson #1 The goal should be helping students learn, not making the numbers look good That is done by demanding high standards Police EROs L-R: Justin Creech, West; Ken Mosley, La Follette; Zulma Franco, East; Tray Turner, Memorial … Continue reading

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Let’s experiment with public safety

Do you feel like Madison is safer today than 10 years ago? Honey, I shrunk the jail What have we been saying? The Blaska Policy Werkes bucked the Derail the Jail crowd last fall to support a more humane Dane County … Continue reading

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Under ‘Race’ let’s mark ‘None’

… of yer damned bidness! Let’s end America’s toxic preoccupation with racial taxonomy The late, great John Patrick Hunter was a liberal journalist for The Capital Times. He won national fame for an Independence Day stunt in 1951 when he asked … Continue reading

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