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Statues, Jay Van Andel and the lie of Free Enterprise

A few days ago we posted a piece that examined one of the statues in the Community Legends series, Chief Noonday. Today, we look at another statue, that of Amway co-founder Jay Van Andel. Van Andel’s was one of the … Continue reading

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Monuments, propaganda and settler colonialism in Grand Rapids

This posting is part of the Lies Across Grand Rapids series that looks at how land marks, monuments and other historical markings tell either a distorted view history or a history that defends power and privilege.  There are numerous statues … Continue reading

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