WISCONSIN! WISCONSIN! SHAME ON YOU.
Black Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at nearly 5 times the rate of white Americans. • Nationally, one in 81 Black adults per 100,000 in the U.S. is serving time in state prison. Wisconsin leads the nation in Black imprisonment rates; one of every 36 Black Wisconsinites is in prison. WHY?
According to the great Malcolm X, “Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research. And when you see that you’ve got problems, all you have to do is examine the historic method used all over the world by others who have problems similar to yours.”
The Black Reality Think Tank will explore WHY this situation plagues Wisconsin. Our guest is the first Black state senator for Wisconsin, Monroe Swan. Senator Swan served in the state senate from 1973 – 1981. What is it about Wisconsin’s historical development that would lead to these horrible statistics? Did the recent Kenosha outcome surprise you? Why/why not? These and other questions will be examined during the conversation.
The host is Dr. William Rogers