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KCDHS updates committee members on efforts to combat systemic racism in Kenosha County

Protestors, activists and those generally impassioned by the death of George Floyd earlier in the year and the shooting of Jacob Blake locally in August have been a common feature of County Board meetings in 2020, highlighting the need to address systemic racism in Kenosha County. File photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY […]

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Observer Conversations: Organizers of new panel series explain importance of hard discussions

The first “Building Hope” panel discussion will focus on activism. This photo was taken by The Uptown Observer Founder and Editor-in-Chief Daniel Thompson at the Christopher Columbus statue in the city during a protest over the summer. KENOSHA ⸺ The Kenosha County Dems and Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families are partnering for a panel series, […]

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Hate groups make a comeback in Wisconsin

By Shereen Siewert WISCONSIN – As racially-charged protests and speeches continue to sweep across Wisconsin and the country, there is increasing evidence that hate groups are on the rise. Government and advocacy organizations say hate groups are nothing new, but white nationalism has seen particular resonance in recent weeks and months. Earlier this month in […]

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Carl Fields

“Racism was powerful for me because I didn’t know what it was…” Carl Fields, 38, moved to Racine from Chicago when he was eight years old. He went from being in an all-black school to a mostly white school. This presented its share of trouble because he always felt like was treated as “an other.” […]