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Dec 7, 2022

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to "the look." But this time it was more intense.

Jul 1, 2021

WILL accuses Madison police board of racial quotas

A conservative law firm has filed a lawsuit alleging Madison's new civilian police oversight board has illegally reserved positions for members of certain races.

Aug 7, 2020

ABA report: Just 3% of firm partners are women of color, firm culture shifts needed (INFOGRAPHIC)

While 14% of all associates are women of color, just 3% of partners are, according to a report from the American Bar Association.

Mar 10, 2016

Former officer sues La Crosse police claiming discrimination

A former La Crosse police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, claiming race discrimination and retaliation.

Aug 5, 2015

Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

A majority of blacks in the United States — more than three out of five — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason.

May 27, 2015

Green Bay-based bank settles over racial discrimination complaint

Green Bay-based Associated Bank has agreed to generate nearly $200 million in mortgage loans in predominantly minority neighborhoods as part of a settlement over a federal racial discrimination complaint.

Mar 23, 2015

Racine funeral home operator claims racial discrimination

An African-American funeral home operator is accusing Racine city officials of discrimination for denying him permission to operate.

Dec 4, 2013

Court: Reduced crack sentences not retroactive

A 2010 law designed to eliminate harsher sentences for black offenders convicted of crack cocaine crimes should not apply retroactively, a federal appeals court ruled in a deeply divided decision that several dissenting judges wrote amounts to furthering racial discrimination.

Dec 1, 2013

Former officer sues over alleged racial discrimination

A former Neenah police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, alleging racial discrimination

May 23, 2013

Grant to help eliminate racial disparities in justice system

Dane County will receive a $24,000 grant from the American Bar Association to help the county reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Nov 30, 2012

Justice Dept. settles Wis. racial discrimination case

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit that alleged racial discrimination against a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager.

Oct 27, 2011

Justice Dept. sues apartment complex, alleges racial discrimination

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination. The lawsuit alleges that the manager of Geneva Terrace Apartments told prospective African-American renters that apartments were not available while telling prospective white renters that apartments were available. The complaint alleges that […]


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