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3 Unsettling Truths about Neighborhood Segregation

3 Unsettling Truths about Neighborhood Segregation

by Sara Alvarado

The Black Lives Matter movement is forcing many White people to open our eyes to inequalities we have long ignored. One such issue is neighborhood segregation and unequal access to homeownership.

Since the Fair Housing Act passed in 1968, the gap between Black and White homeownership rates has widened —growing from 27 percentage points in 1960 to 30 points in 2017—and the Black homeownership rate has actually stayed almost exactly the same.

After many years of silence, White communities are beginning to talk about the ways segregation shuts Black, Indigenous, and People of Color out of opportunities to gain wealth, attend well-funded schools, and be safe in their homes.

Many White people are asking, “What can I do?”

Before we can take any action to desegregate our neighborhoods, we need to understand three unsettling truths about neighborhood segregation.

Truth 1: The segregation of our neighborhoods was deliberate, legal, and rooted in racist lies…

Fall in Madison 2016


Fall is a fantastic time of the year here in Madison!  Enjoy what is going on around town and we'll see you out and about!





October 4-8 – World Dairy Expo – Alliant Energy Center, Madison

October 7 – Harvest Moon Festival – Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

October 7 – Latino Art Fair – Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

October 8 – Downtown Baraboo Fair on the Square – Baraboo

October 13 – Dane Arts Buy Local – 1 S Pinckney St, Madison

October 14-15 – Fall Festival Weekend – Wisconsin Dells

October 20-23 – Wisconsin Book Festival – Madison

October 21 – Harry Potter Festival 2016 – Edgerton

October 21-23 – Wisconsin Science Festival – Madison/statewide

October 22 – Halloween Mystery Hike – Baraboo

October 27 – HOLLOWeen at Cave of the Mounds – Blue Mounds

October 29 – UFO Days – Belleville

October 29 – Freakfest – State Street, Madison

October 30 – Halloween at the Zoo – Vilas Zoo, Madison



November 3-December 22 – A Fireside Christmas – Fort Atkinson

November 5-12 – Homecoming at UW-Madison – Madison

November 6 – Swissfest – Monroe

November 12 – Holiday Craft Bonanza – Mount Horeb

November 13 – Madison Marathon – Madison

November 19 – Madison Women’s Expo – Alliant Energy Center, Madison

November 19-20 – Winter Art Fair Off the Square – Capitol Square, Madison

November 19-January 2 – Holiday Fantasy in Lights – Olin Park, Madison

November 24 – Madison Turkey Trot – Madison

November 25 – Black Business Expo on Black Friday – Villager Mall, Madison



December 10-11 – Madison Holiday Market – Alliant Energy Center, Madison

December 3-31 – Olbrich’s Holiday Express – Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison



Top Madison Area Fish Fries

Top Madison Area Fish Fries

fish fry with lemon wedge

Most true Wisconsinites love Friday Night Fish Fries!  We wanted to know where to find some of the best Madison area fish fries, so we set out to find out what people thought!  Here is the list that we compiled in no particular order…

Toby’s Supper Club

Toby’s encompasses what a true supper…

Marquette Waterfront Festival 2011

Another great event is coming soon to the great Near Eastside neighborhood! What do we love most about the Marquette Waterfront Festival? The music, the friends, the dancing, spending time outside, the beer? It is must be the combination! Here is the great description of this year’s event from the Marquette Neighborhood Association website: Yet again […]

Summer in Madison 2015

    Sunny, warm days in Madison are our favorites! Enjoy what is going on around town and we’ll see you out and about!     JUNE EVENTS June 4 – Concerts on the Monona Terrace Rooftop 7-9pm Rabid Aardvarks June 4-5 – Verona Hometown Days June 6 – Cars on State Street June 6 – […]