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According to a 2014 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is no state worse for African-Americans than Wisconsin. From people already living here, to those looking for a better future, Wisconsin comes in last. It is ranked last in the disparity between white children and their non-white peers, in educational skills, home environments, and income, and worst in the nation for the well-being of black children. Wisconsin is ranked with Michigan and Mississippi for the worst record on African-American educational and financial achievement.

Teen Vogue Reported……Black girls are more likely than girls of any other race to see themselves as leaders in their homes and communities. Despite underinvestment in their power as changemakers, 48% of Black girls agree that they are leaders. With intention and investment, Black girls can thrive. Imagine what 2030 will look like if there is a significant investment in the lives and livelihood of Black girls now and if the 48% who know they are leaders became 100%.

According to data from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Data, Black girls are seven times more likely to be suspended from school than white girls and four times more likely to be arrested at school.

Black girls are not afforded the same privillege to be perceived as girls that their white peers are. The Georgetown University Center on Poverty and Inequality Study found that adults view Black girls, especially between the ages of 5-15, as needing less nurturing, protection and support than their white peers.

The City of De Pere is almost 90% white, and black people make up less than 1% of the population according to the U.S. Census data.

Green Bay has officially declared racism as a public health crisis. Leaders throughout Greater Green Bay collectively declared racism as a public health crisis, recognizing the harm it has caused generations of people of color, ” In Brown County, white citizens live on average 16 years longer than black citizens and 18 years longer than our Hispanic citizens. WBAY 2020

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