The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel proves, once again, that there is no news so good that they can’t put a negative spin on it.

August 1st, 2008

Instead of taking the opportunity to brag about the fact that Forbes magazine called Milwaukee one of the best places to be a young professional, viagra usa click the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just had to turn the news into a condemnation of the city:

Forbes magazine named Milwaukee one of the best places to live for young professionals, cheap but that may not be the case for many young, physician professional African-Americans.

They point out:

According to 2000 U.S. Census data, 50.7% Milwaukee’s black households earned less than $25,000, with most of those earning less than $15,000.

I wonder if it’s a coincidence that Milwaukee’s high school graduation rate is around 45%?

The lack of a black middle-class is not the fault of business in Milwaukee. The blame lies with the same people the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regularly backs: the teacher’s unions, the Democrats that actually run Milwaukee, and the inner-city culture that devalues education.

After all, it’s hard to get into the middle class if you don’t bother to go to class in the first place.

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  • 1. Tim  |  August 1st, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Although I don’t completely agree with Journal Sentinel, I do think that they have a point. I agree that blacks need to do better academically if they want to succeed in life. Journal Sentinel should have compared black college graduates with white college graduates and see if there is any disparity when it comes to job opportunity or pay.

    As a non-black minority professional myself, I am waiting to get my Masters degree so that I can move to more to a more diverse and accepting state such as California. The racial atmosphere for minorities is not particularly good in Wisconsin. I have seen many black professionals who prefer to move to places such as Atlanta after they complete their education.

    There is a lot of racial tension and many people are not very accepting of minorities especially in suburbs. A part of the reason is the fact that there are few minority professionals in Wisconsin. After visiting California for the first time last summer, I realized that it is good experience to not get stares of unwelcome even being far from an urban city. It is not surprising that California is a majority minority state. Too many times, diversity has direct correlation with tolerance and acceptance.

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