Terry Stokes, in Short Takes

Terry Stokes, in Short Takes

Terry Stokes in his apartment in Benton Harbor, Mich.   Wide-Ranging Thoughts on Racism, American-Style An hour-and-a-half interview with Terry Stokes unleashed a torrent of thoughts on why white people act the way they do, and how he and other Black people have...
Brave Talks Story: Kyndall McCoy

Brave Talks Story: Kyndall McCoy

Young Woman Is Discovering Through Community Grand Rounds How Systemic Racism Is Causing Poor Health in Her Hometown   BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – It can be eye-opening when what you learned in your college classroom comes true in real life, explaining a mystery. And...
Brave Talks Story: Marty Goldrick

Brave Talks Story: Marty Goldrick

Former Infantry Officer in Vietnam Talks of Personal Evolution on Matters of Race – and About Summoning the Courage to Confront Racist Remarks  BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Marty Goldrick is an engaging man in his early 70s and an easygoing conversationalist. He is retired...
Brave Talks Story: Liz Garey

Brave Talks Story: Liz Garey

In Retirement, She Has Experienced an ‘Epiphany’ about the Extent of Systemic Racism. Her Approach to Change? – the ‘Ripples’ Method ST. JOSEPH, Mich.—Now that she had more free time, Liz Garey wanted to put some of her energy into a cherished cause.  She would work...
How Racial Trauma Can Live Inside You for 55 Years

How Racial Trauma Can Live Inside You for 55 Years

Therapist and author Sheila Wise Rowe (left) talks with Christina Edmondson, dean of Intercultural Student Development at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich., after Rowe’s speech at Calvin in February 2020. Therapist-Author Sheila Wise Rowe Recalls the ‘Lies’ She...