Racine was named the second-worst place for black people to live, but some in Racine don’t believe racism exists here. That’s why we started the Race in Racine podcast.

Racism — whether overt or covert — is such a complex problem that people have become blind to it. So in this very first episode of Race in Racine, I spoke to Maurice Horton, a Racine Common Council member. Horton talks about the barriers to success, why programs meant to help people don’t really take root, and his own experience with racism.


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.