I have lived here all my life and have never been called a n***** but soon as my daughter attend college in Oshkosh, a kid call her a n*****... Of course it pissed me off, but I had to explain to her how "Ignorant" white people could really be. I work out in Germantown and has been for 10 years. It's very segregated and it's sad! You can't trust them because they love to back stab. Laugh in your face like they're your friend & trying to get a person written up or fired. The list goes on & on with the racism here in Wisconsin.
I regret having moved here. I am a foreigner and feel like a fish out of water. I have never experienced this in other parts of the country where I lived before. You won't get anywhere here unless you fit their mold or you are serving as a token. Ignorance abounds unfortunately. This state should be number three in this list.
Wisconsin definitely should be higher than this. Black people here experience racism everyday. Everything from being passed over for jobs to always being treated like you will steal something. I am a preacher and I get followed around stores. People don't like to rent to blacks either. Also, on top of all this, some black people here hate black people. If you go to Brookfield, downtown Milwaukee, certain parts of Wauwatosa, Germantown you get that "I'm better than you" vibe, or that fear that your going to do something bad. There's no way Wisconsin should be this low. I went to college in Mississippi and have been there 6 or 7 ties since 2005 I did not experience the racism I experience in Wisconsin. The rural areas of Missouri are also bad.
Same situation as the guy described in Mass. In the south people let you know where they stand. Here they'll smile in your face and back stab you where it hurts the most, Employment, housing, loans, the list is endless.
The successor organization to the original American Nazi Party, The New Order, relocated in the mid-1980s to a secluded 88-acre rural property called "Nordland" in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Members of a neo-Nazi group and counter protesters peacefully rallied within yards of each other here on 09/03/11. According to local police, five arrests were made and no one was injured as members of the National Socialist Movement organization and a local coalition of community groups rallied in the afternoon near New Berlin, WI.
The Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting was a mass shooting that took place on August 5, 2012. Wade Michael Page, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, fatally shot six people and wounded four others at a Sikh temple near New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Wisconsin is the most segregated city in the country.
I grew up in Wisconsin and am a person of color... There was so much racism... MILWUAKEE IS the number on most segregated city and there is a reason for this. I now live in the Bay Area and it's exponentially less racist. I am never going back. No one knows how racist Wisconsin is because who ever visits... But I advise all my friends of color never to venture there. Wisconsin should be 1.
People in Madison, Wisconsin think they are so open minded, when they are really racist... not in terms of being intentionally racist, but in terms of being really provincial, really ignorant, while not knowing that they are. The people I've met here hold a lot of stereotypes and think it is truth.
This pole is wrong in another pole wisconsin was in the top five I believe in thrid and I see that a more accurate picture of WI because as a person in a mixed race realsonship with mixed race children we are always held below and away from other families by schools and orginaiztions. We have lived from milwaukee to appleton (that covers half the state) and its no better throughout.
Yes, this is the most racist place I've lived, yet people here think they are not racist at all... the ignorance is overwhelming.
I happened upon this list looking for resources related to employment discrimination in Wisconsin. Discrimination taking place in the work place, housing discrimination, and other prohibited forms need to be federally reported. Please, if you are experiencing direct or indirect (encoded) forms of racism that can be reported to an outside agency, do everything you can to document and consistently report incidents in any way possible. Encourage people who have experienced these phenomena to comment on this page.You are not alone in your experiences in this state. (2016)
I have lived on the east coast, northwest, southwest, and different states in the midwest and now live in Wisconsin. It's the most racist state I've experienced... I've been pretty shocked at a few things that very "nice" people have let out of their mouths. I am white and (upper? ) middle class and I think they just assume I would agree. :( It's disturbing. A great state overall and I'm proud to live here but WI really needs to get serious about dealing with segregation, incarceration of black men, and both explicit and implicit racism.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee and now that I no longer live there, I see how segregated it is. I have no plans on living there again. I should also say that there are plenty other cities in WI that may be worse than Milwaukee. All it takes to find out is for a person of color to take a road trip through WI and then you will see.
I live in oconomowoc and my mixed race daughter came home crying one day because some students during lunch were saying how whites are the best
I'm Middle Eastern and I look white but I found Wisconsin people racist and they only get along with their own kinds. I tried to get to meet friends but I gotta say they believe they are the chosen race as they always feel in power.
When one has a negative experience with another race, one may become racist. When this happens, try to remember that we are all equal in God's eyes and then treat each other with respect. We all reap what we sew and no one is excluded. Jesus said,"that which you have done to the least of these is that which you have done to me." All are welcome in my church.
Judging from the political view of Wisconsin politicians, it should be up there with Mississippi and Alabama.
I've never lived anywhere that was more segregated. When black people start going to a shopping mall (Brown Deer), white patrons stopped going there. It was very strange.
Wisconsin is not racist as they are scared. they believe that people of color will out work them, because they basically got there jobs through someone they knew. They are not only fearful but they think it's better not to go past there stereotype perceptions they just believe in white supremacy. and are mostly drug addicts and prescription drugs addicts which is a closely held secret here, so don't feel bad.
I have lived in Wisconson now for 18 months I must say they need to be higher on the list. I have expierenced more open racism here than in my entire 47 years on the planet. Even in my work place as the only manager on the staff of color. The senior management teams turns a blind eye to open racisims and don't address it. If you are of color stay away if all possible.
I have lived in Madison and Kenosha and I have to say the worse racism I have ever experienced was in Wisconsin. I played golf and was asked was I playing for my "people" and was I the female "Tiger Woods". I went to a high school in Verona, WI and was the first African American to write for the school newspaper. Students would pass us in the halls and call us porch monkeys and the N word. My job of 4-years never hired people of color I was the token I guess. Even in Kenosha, it's racist and the people of color don't stick together they seem to not notice the indifference, many of them don't date or like African Americans. Just like with anything else you have to consider the area, much of it is taught and extends from generation to generation. I detest Wisconsin and I will never ever live there again!
I'm from Chicago IL and I'm Asian. Since Wisconsin dells is one the closest places we could go for a vacation we frequently go there. But my god the looks of the people give us when we go to a store say like walmart are just pure racism. It just feels so negative, and you know even you don't see it, but you evil eyes at you. Wisconsin is so racist even a black person is racist. I mean this lady was standing next to my wife, when she realizes that she immediately like dodge as if getiing away from someone sick or a dirt. I hate coming back here.
Wisconsin is the birthplace of racism
I've lived in Wisconsin, Louisiana, New York City and Pomona, California and Detroit. I can honestly say I think the rednecks in small town Wisconsin are by far the most rascist of all and it was the accepted norm. I've been gone for 41 years and never had a desire to return. by the way there are also nice people there too but the rascism is definitely a problem.
A lot OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORTHLESS STATE ARE EXTREMLY RACIST AGAINST MEXICANS! MY TEACHERS! At MY school aare veryy racist against Mexicans!
All these opinions are people with no life, probably from New Jersey. There is nothing racist about Wisconsin.