Black and Hispanic legislators called for more opportunities for minorities Monday during the first annual State of Black and Brown Wisconsin address that highlighted the struggles facing minority children in the state.
The newly formed Black and Latino caucus put on the address in the state Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers from Milwaukee formed the caucus earlier in February in honor of Black History Month.
Member lawmakers took turns detailing such things as disproportionate incarceration rates to educational disparities between black and white children.
"This is about creating partnerships," said Rep. David Crowley, the caucus chairman. "Yes,...