Milwaukee’s racial divide is generations old. Milwaukee’s employers are missing out on a valuable brain trust that is withering on the vine. It’s nonsensical that racial policies stand in the way of employers harnessing valuable human capital to maximize company potential…and let’s face it, revenue.
So, what are we going to do about it? First of all, we need to honestly confront the practices of fear that led us here. I was interviewed by the New York Times reporter who wrote the attached article. The article includes my now deceased uncle, a college educated African-American man, Zeddie Quitman Hyler who was the first black to build a home in suburban Wauwatosa in the 1950s.
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Read on and resolve to become part of the solution. Milwaukee can continue to make national headlines for ill or can use hope as a foundation for action. Wouldn’t we rather gain headlines as a community of prosperity for all of our citizens? We would all be richer for it.