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On April 19, 1911, furniture makers in Grand Rapids, Michigan went on strike to protest the terrible wages and working conditions that defined their lives. This strike would also show the toxicity of certain Protestant sects toward the American worker struggle and the interaction between different ethnic groups could shape a given strike. By the […]

Black in America

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On April 14, 2018

Our post-racial society is pretty great. A 14-year-old boy nearly lost his life after being shot at while trying to stop at a home in Rochester Hills, Mich., to ask for directions to school. According

Flint

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On May 8, 2017

Every time you think the Flint water crisis and the response of the state of Michigan couldn’t get any worse, you find out that it can always get worse. Melissa Mays and her family have been thr

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Other than making sure that black people can’t vote, that Democrats can never win, and that women have no control over their own bodies, the major thing binding Republicans together is to hate those hippie Democrats. And thus we have very important policies like this coming out of Michigan. A new law in Michigan will […]

How Fascism Rises

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On December 9, 2016

Michigan Republicans are attempting to make protest illegal. Republicans in the Michigan House voted late Wednesday to make it easier for courts to shut down “mass picketing” demonstrations and fi

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Probably never and his actions in Flint will only improve his standing among Michigan’s white voters. But the evidence against Rick Snyder is growing: Adding to controversy over what top officials knew and when regarding Flint’s water crisis and resulting health epidemic, emails obtained by the Flint Journal suggest that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told […]

Historicizing Flint

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On February 6, 2016

If you are looking for some good long reads this Saturday, check out this forum on placing the Flint water crisis in historical context, featuring some of our leading environmental historians, as well

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On December 24, 1913, striking Italian copper workers in Calumet, Michigan were holding their Christmas party in the town’s crowded Italian Hall building. Someone shouted “fire.” Could have been company thugs, but we will never know. In the ensuing panic, people rushed the exit and 73 died, including 59 children. The copper country of far […]

Water Thieves

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On July 14, 2014

If only we could combine Michigan’s draconian anti-water laws with Texas’ love of killing people we would be able to deal with these savages committing the heinous crime of having water in

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