May 17, 2015

Housing Apartheid Blasted—Segregation, Racism Produced Scott Walker

The New York Times has an editorial implying not much has changed in the last five decades in the dedication of white American racists perpetrating segregated housing.

Worth noting is Wisconsin's Scott Walker is a political product of the virulent racism of the greater Milwaukee urban region, as GOP appeals to racism accelerate. (MacGillis, TNR) (Mal Contends)

As a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, I would alert readers a race riot this summer is a distinct possibility, as Milwaukee police remain a largely Republican and vile brand, and white Republican  hate radio and Scott Walker drum up racist taunts almost daily.

Notes the Times:
[R]age and unrest was thoroughly explained five decades ago by President Lyndon Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, also known as the Kerner Commission. The commission’s report was released in 1968 — the year that the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. touched off riots in 125 cities — and contains the most candid indictment of racism and segregation seen in such a document, before or since.

The commission told white Americans what black citizens already knew: that the country was 'moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.' It linked the devastating riots that consumed Detroit and Newark in 1967 to residential segregation that had been sustained and made worse by federal policies that concentrated poor black citizens in ghettos. It also said that discrimination and segregation had become a threat to 'the future of every American.'

Could be a really fun summer in Milwaukee this year, but residents contacted say the possibility of violence against white racists as openly racist whites inflame the region is just assumed a part of living in the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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