SW Michigan
3:04 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Confronting Racism in West Michigan

Professor john a. powell
Credit Chris McCarus / Michigan Now

The effects of racism are often, but not always, plain to see. But the causes of racism can be a lot harder to pin down.

A recent program in the City of Holland tried to get at those causes, especially the “unconscious” ones, in a non-confrontational way.

Chris McCarus reports for Michigan Now.

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9:37 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Kalamazoo County Republican Party Chairman Weighs in on Donald Sterling and Race

Lead in text: 
In essay for Bridge, David Worthams says a blind eye was turned to the team owner's past racism
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
Listening to the radio on a recent drive home from Lansing, I caught part of a conversation between sportswriters Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones. They were talking about the Donald Sterling incident and, for the most part, Jones was saying exactly what I feel about the whole situation.
Music and Politics
7:36 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Professor Discusses "Hate Music" and Politics at WMU

A swastika drawn on the sign outside of a Georgia Congressman's office in 2009 - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Nancy Love-web version

Nancy Love is a Professor of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. Her current research centers on music and politics of the radical right. 

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Environmental Justice
8:13 am
Wed February 19, 2014

WSW: Seeking Environmental Justice

Building that was once home to Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem
Credit Wikicommons

WestSouthwest with Peggy Shepard

Peggy Shepard helped start West Harlem Environmental Action, or WE ACT, for Environmental Justice in 1988. 

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We Are One
7:31 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

WestSouthwest: Battle Creek Enquirer e-book examines race and diversity in Battle Creek

Cover of "We Are One"
Credit Battle Creek Enquirer

Interview with Justin Hinkley and J.R. Reynolds

Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley opens We Are One with a story about his fourth grade class at Post Elementary School. 

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