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The Human Relations Commission and the racial tensions of the 1960s in Grand Rapids: Part II

Last week, we posted Part I of a look at the Human Relations Commission and the racial tensions of the 1960s. In Part II, we want to look at the racial tensions that was known to the Human Rights Commission … Continue reading

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Revisiting the 1967 Race Riot in Grand Rapids

“It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These … Continue reading

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Ferguson and the System of White Supremacy: What we can learn from the 1967 Riot in Grand Rapids

While attending a symbolic action in Grand Rapids, an action in support of what is happening in the aftermath of the police shooting of a young Black man in Ferguson, MO, I heard someone say, “we need to be vigilant … Continue reading

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