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Bucks President Peter Feigin: Milwaukee 'most segregated, racist place' I've experienced

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 17:44:02-04

MADISON -- Addressing a private audience in Madison last week, Bucks President Peter Feigin described his team's city as one with severe racial challenges.

"Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I've ever experienced in my life," Feigin told the Rotary Club of Madison, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

The remarks came as Feigin spoke about the opportunity he sees for the Bucks to make a real difference in parts of Milwaukee that desperately need assistance.

"We are very determined to get ourselves involved in programs that we can measure a difference in and put our claws into for a long period of time and show a difference," he said. You can see much more of his remarks on the Wisconsin State Journal's website.

Milwaukee's issues surrounding race and racism have come under a bigger spotlight in recent weeks, especially following this summer's violence in Sherman Park.

The team has previously made an effort to ensure construction jobs on the new downtown arena are available to minorities and disadvantaged Milwaukeeans.