Milwaukeeans are proud of their city; its history, its struggles and its resilience. So when major publications constantly point to Milwaukee as the most racially segregated city in American, Milwaukeeans cringe, because they know that they are better than that. So, when Alderman Russell Stamper made a promise in 2016 that City of Milwaukee would make the contracting process more transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of businesses in Milwaukee, many Milwaukeeans made a sigh of relieve for no other reason but that they are tired of their great city not being fair to many of its own residents.
On November 10th at 9 a.m., Alderman Stamper delivered on his promise. Against a political machine led by Mayor Tom Barrett that is stuck on the status quo, a portion of the Hispanic community that has forgotten what the “struggle” is all about, and a couple of Alderman who feel that their constituents are comfortable with Milwaukee being designated as the most racist city in America, Alderman Stamper garnered the support of 11 more Alderman (5 Black Americans and 6 White Americans) to get the legislation passed.
Congratulations Alderman Stamper and job well done!