Grand Rapids kids tell leaders about racial equality in the city

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Grand Rapids Mayor's Youth Council and Our Community's Children hosted a forum Friday called "Kid-Speak 2017: Colorblind" at City Hall.

The forum gives young people the chance to testify in front of city leaders, school officials and community leaders about how they believe the city can become more racially equitable.

Other topics that have been discussed include after school programs, youth employment and nature.

About 30 students from a number of different schools participated Friday.



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  • steve

    Isn’t this great? Now they’re inviting kids to point the racist finger at others and come up with solutions to a problem created and perpetuated by adults. Kids aren’t racist until adults show them how to be one. Leave them alone.

  • learnedmylesson25

    Kids haven’t had the life experiences and interractions between the races to understand.When they’re older and get assaulted by another race for walking down the “wrong street” or see their neighborhoods destroyed by drug trafficking and crime (including rape and murder),they’ll get it.I was pretty liberal at that age myself.Learned my lesson over the years,many times over.