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Stateside: Tax foreclosure profits; how racism shapes neighborhoods; teachers on reopening schools

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Towns like Holland have a history of being "sundown towns", places that were unsafe for African Americans after dark. How does this legacy shape the story of housing in Michigan?

Today on Stateside, a new ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court will have major implications on how counties collect money on tax foreclosed homes. As back to school season comes into view, how are teachers feeling about returning to work in uncertain times. Plus, how Sundown Towns across Michigan defined systemic racism in housing and neighborhoods.

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Michigan Supreme Court decision could mean big changes for county tax foreclosures

Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek

  • Sarah Cwiek is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

As state and districts roll out plans to reopen schools, many teachers are concerned

Stateside’s conversation with Matinga Ragatz, Rick Joseph, and Cara Lougheed

  • Matinga Ragatz is an education consultant and Stateside education commentator.
  • Rick Joseph is a language arts and social studies teacher at Birmingham Covington School.
  • Cara Lougheed is an english and history teacher at Stone Creek High School in Rochester Hills.

How “sundown towns” have shaped where we live, work, and play

Stateside’s conversation with Bryce Huffman

  • Bryce Huffman is a reporter for Bridge Detroit.
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