Mark Metcalf

“We don’t go past the bridge”

By - Dec 15th, 2011 04:00 am
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This is part two of TCD’s podcast series “We don’t go past the bridge”: A Discussion on Race in Milwaukee. Click here for part one

Tommy Walls, Jr.

The fact that there are differences in Milwaukee is not a bad thing, it’s a positive thing. But the fact that there’s not that much communication between races in this city, I think is a bad thing.

For part two of our series, I talked with Tommy Walls Jr., who went to high school at Montessori High School in Milwaukee, and is now pursuing a career in social welfare and social justice at Marquette University.

Tommy is working hard to prove wrong some of the perceptions about young black men in Milwaukee, and we discussed his path to Marquette and his motivation to succeed.

We also discussed different preconceptions and assumptions about different neighborhoods, talked about certain realities of Milwaukee being America’s most segregated city and looked at possible resolutions to these problems that must be addressed.

Listen now:

Backstage with Mark Metcalf: “We don’t go past the bridge”: Pt. 2 – Tommy Walls Jr., Marquette University


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

0 thoughts on “PODCAST: “We don’t go past the bridge”: Pt. 2”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gratitude for taking the initiative to break down the construct of “race”. We are all of a single, human race, and I am grateful for Tommy setting such a brilliant example of what a human being can accomplish.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am forever grateful in attempting to set a good example for today’s youth and tomorrow’s adults!

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