The passing in Madison of Attorney Percy Julian, Jr. means that the State of Wisconsin has lost one of its civil rights mainstays, and a genuinely decent man.
We send condolences to his colleagues, friends and family.
"Milwaukee and its suburbs are one of the most segregated areas in the nation, and the inner city has been devastated by the effects of lost manufacturing jobs and high rates of unemployment and incarceration…
"[GOP WI Gov. Scott] Walker, a longtime former resident of Wauwatosa, has related better to the conservative suburbs of Milwaukee than to its liberal urban core, first as county executive and then as governor."
- - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/26/16