Candidates for state offices will also reference the nation-leading Black incarceration rate, and the abysmal state of education, which some experts posit is at the root of the other social maladies.
Dora said that the entire scenario illustrated how the education of Black children in Milwaukee continues to be a partisan political game, in which the children are the pawns.
Black frustration with the dual system of education reached a boiling point several decades ago that resulted in the advancement of legislation to carve out a separate Black school district.
Among other things, she was surprised to learn Black frustration over the quality of education prompted leaders to seek approval of legislation to create a separate Black school district back in the 1980s.
Without explicitly submitting her application for that role, Dora admitted the Black community has been ill-served by the status quo at the state level.