Part 2 of 4 – Racial Disparities in the Homeless System

Grand Rapids is routinely recognized as “one of the best places to live in America” and “one of the best places to raise a family.”…

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11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism

KConnect has a sharp focus on equity – it’s one of the cornerstones to the work that we do. We work to bring disparities to…

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Race, Place and Policy Matter in Education

In the growing clamor for education reform in Michigan—by current state leaders and those who hope to be elected this fall—the inescapable truth of deep…

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Grand Rapids’ Third Ward Being Left Behind in Economic Development

As Grand Rapids has experienced strong economic growth in recent years, some communities have been left behind. The lack of economic opportunities is more significant…

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White people Are Still Raised to be Racially Illiterate

If I don’t understand racism as a deeply embedded system that I have been shaped by and participate in, my inaction will uphold it. In…

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