Wisconsin’s Extreme Racial Disparity

Cociña, M., and M. Mackey. Wisconsin’s Extreme Racial Disparity Vast Chasm Separates Educational and Economic Realities of Whites and African Americans in the State. COWS, 2013.

Wisconsin has the regrettable distinction of ranking among the worst states in the nation in terms of racial equality. Various aspects of the disparity – from education to jobs and income to incarceration – have been documented consistently for more than a decade. This report pulls together a range of data from public sources to make the racial disparities in the state clear. Brutal inequities in the state span measures of poverty, unemployment, educational attainment, and incarceration.