The Rapidian

anti-racism

Series confronts equity issues in West Michigan businesses

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-13-2017 under OPINION

At a roundtable discussion recently facilitated by MiBiz, small business owners raised their concerns about equity issues in West Michigan. As Grand Rapidians head into 2017, how is systemic bias perpetuated, even as our awareness of barriers grows...

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Equity issues: Concern for West Michigan businesses

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under OPINION

Part 1 of 4 Nine white people looked out at us from the computer screen. Seven were men. All were small business owners. For many, the photo was the first thing they saw, and it told a story often typical of West Michigan. The photo accompanied an...

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Is your love strong enough?

by (Briana)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under OPINION

“Justice is what love looks like in public”-Dr. Cornel West "Love implies anger; a man who is angered by nothing, loves nothing." -Anonymous. On Tuesday night, White supremacy reared its ugly face but powerful hand and elected...

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