Mark Metcalf

“We don’t go past the bridge”

By - Dec 8th, 2011 04:00 am
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Dasha Kelly. Photo by Peter Woloszyn.

With all of the stories in the news this year that deal with the issue of race in Milwaukee, it occurred to me that white folks in this town don’t have the faintest idea what it’s like to be a black person in this town. And it’s not a conversation that anyone seems to be very interested in having.

A number one ranking on Salon magazine’s list of America’s most segregated urban areas, higher levels of unemployment and a variety of other indicators suggest that a very different experience exists for people of different races within our city.

To begin our series on race in Milwaukee, I talked with Dasha Kelly, poet, writer and founder of Still Waters Collective.

Listen now:

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Backstage with Mark Metcalf: Dasha Kelly, Still Waters Collective


Dasha Kelly has been on “Backstage” twice before. Click here for Dasha part in TCD’s Holiday Tales series, and here for her discussion with Mark and Dan Vaughn for Backstage’s series on poets.

“Backstage with Mark Metcalf” is recorded at the ThirdCoast Digest office at the Grand Avenue mall.

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