Author archive for Michigan Radio

  • AUDIO: Researchers find Detroit Public Schools have struggled from the beginning

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio This spring, I was led through an abandoned building in Detroit. “The first...

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  • AUDIO: A Moment that Sealed the Detroit Schools’ Fate

    AUDIO: A Moment that Sealed the Detroit Schools’ Fate

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio The U.S. Department of Education says kids at mostly black or Latino schools...

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  • AUDIO: DJC poll shows improvements, wide gaps among races

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio   Attitudes about race have been improving in southeast Michigan, but there are...

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  • Activists, academics, and authors on racial attitudes

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio A presidential commission blamed white America for the racial uprisings and riots of...

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  • AUDIO: White people find it hard to talk about race

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows the majority of Americans think race relations...

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  • Detroiters in poverty face nearly insurmountable obstacles

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio Politicians and media reports indicate Detroit is in the middle of an economic...

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    “I watched an old black man cry”

    By Lester Graham I watched an old black man cry today. Sitting at a picnic table in Chandler Park,...

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  • A mural by Louis Delsarte at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site. - FLICKR USER YOOPERANN/

    Many black communities suffering as much now as in Civil Rights era

      By STATESIDE STAFF • JUL 8, 2016 – Our conversation with Joe T. Darden This week, violence and race...

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  • Claire Nelson, Consul General of the Urban Consulate in Detroit, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. LESTER GRAHAM / MICHIGAN RADIO

    Progressive white people confronting racial divide

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio Racial tensions are growing as the perceptions and evidence of racial inequality are...

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  • Police brutality: The struggle isn’t over

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio The news has been full of stories in recent years about police killing...

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