Justified Anger Blog

Lesson 2: Equity in Education

Equity in Education Requires Changing Narratives, Sharing Power By Phil Haslanger   If you are going to have a conversation with Shahanna McKinney-Baldon about student achievement, you will learn quickly that simple words and simple answers will not get our schools very far in helping students achieve their highest potential.   McKinney-Baldon is no stranger…

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Lesson 1: Cultural Competency. Do You have implicit bias?

By Harry Hawkins   Racial Bias is like your scent; it travels with you everywhere. Because this is true, understanding yourself is the first step in cultural competence. As we move forward together in taking a look at the racial disparity in the education system, it is imperative that we understand what enters into the…

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Five generations enrich Madison

Five generations enrich Madison By Phil Haslanger   It’s a family whose life in Madison stretches across five generations, across almost a century. It’s a family whose work has touched health care and business, education and public safety, church and culture. It’s a family whose matriarch came to Madison and did domestic work and who…

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Product of the Justified Anger History Class

By Jake Winkler What’s the atheist doing in the church basement? There’s no wedding. It’s Wednesday morning. Maybe it’s better to ask what a white kid from rural Wisconsin is doing talking race with a black pastor. Better yet: why aren’t more white people talking race with more white people? Reverend Gee thinks a big…

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Justified Anger and Nehemiah Team Up in Leadership Development

By Lisa Speckhard This fall, Nehemiah started a training and support program to grow and support black leaders in the Madison community. One of the stated five focus areas of Justified Anger is leadership and capacity development; Our Madison Plan states that Justified Anger wants to “increase the number of African-Americans in leadership positions in a…

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TDS Loan

  By Phil Haslanger When Rev. Alex Gee was considering ways to translate into action the ideas underneath the Justified Anger movement and the subsequent Our Madison Plan, he knew that it would take some talented individuals to fill the operational roles. They would catalyze efforts to eliminate racial disparities and empower the African American community…

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Black History for a New Day

By Phil Haslanger They came from many different segments of the Madison area, from different generations, from different geographic places, most of them white, all of them interested in rooting themselves in a view of history that could help explain the present and change the future. About 150 people gathered each week during the Spring…

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We called for action, here is your prompt response:

Yesterday, we posted a Call for Action to write to UW officials about the racist costume and the UW’s response at Saturday’s football game. Thank you all for so promptly answering that call! We are posting your letters, with your permission. You can view them all here: http://nehemiah.org/justified-anger/letters-to-uw-madison/ ‎ If you sent a letter and…

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Rev. Dr. Alex Gee writes an open letter to UW-Madison

Please read Rev. Gee’s open letter to the UW about the racist Halloween costume at Saturday’s football game vs. Nebraska.  Please help up get the message to UW-Madison that this must be taken seriously by emailing or calling the Chancellor’s office and the Athletics office. You can email Chancellor Rebecca Blank at: chancellor@news.wisc.edu, and email Athletic…

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Jackie Hunt and Meadowood: Little Things, Big Results

by Phil Haslanger Often, connecting starts with little things. Finding the adults in the neighborhood who are trying to keep peace on the streets and then offering them support in their efforts. Helping a group of black women in the neighborhood and a group of white women at a church in the area figure out…

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