Milwaukee, WI has some of the highest incarceration rates and worst segregation in the world. Police and prison agents trap Black, Brown, Indigenous, and poor white people and take them to prisons up north where they are tortured and abused to death.
This city has been marked the worst place for Black children to grow up. The same white man was mayor for sixteen years just ‘cuz he once got hit with a pipe.
Regardless of what the t-shirts at the airport say, Milwaukee has not been “the good land” since white people came and took it from Algonquian speaking people who named it such.
ABOLISHmke is for readers and writers committed to grappling with this city’s darkness and kicking it until it bleeds light.