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“No matter what, we’re human…”

Ahmad Kweku Qawi, the chief operating officer for the YMCA of Racine, has not experienced racism in his life. But he is Muslim and has had more conflict over his faith than race. There he mentors black boys. And just because he’s black, he doesn’t pretend to understand their experiences.

With that said, he teaches them about self first.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.