Kevin Brown – a poet, rapper, and DJ – points to the number of black men incarcerated in jails, the number of police continuously patrolling black neighborhoods and the number of liquor stores in those neighborhoods as examples of systemic racism. But he also talks about being hesitant to put his race on an application because he doesn’t know if an employer isn’t calling him if he’s black or if they are calling him to fill a diversity quota, he said.

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