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Facing Foreclosure in Grand Rapids: An Interview with Yvonne Johnson

December 19, 2016

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Yvonne Johnson is facing foreclosure on a home that she has been living in for the past 18 years.

In this interview she talks about how the neighborhood has been transformed over the past ten years, a neighborhood that was once predominantly African American, is now mostly White.

This phenomenon is happening in many neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, where communities of color and working class families are being forced out and displaced from their neighborhoods by the gentrifying effects of development.

Yvonne’s story is the story of racism and White Supremacy.

There is now a fundraising effort for Yvonne. Just go to this link.

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