What do you think of the way the Grand Haven schools' racism case was closed?

It was the proper resolution
8% (52 votes)
It didn't go far enough to address the problem
27% (174 votes)
Created a make-believe job: "diversity facilitator"
19% (124 votes)
It was much ado about nothing
31% (202 votes)
Grand Haven is not racist
10% (63 votes)
6% (40 votes)
Total votes: 655


Mark Brooky

To read the Tribune story, "Racism case closed: GH schools required to make changes," CLICK HERE. You will also find the actual agreement document and letters attached.


There is a saying, “You can’t see the forest through the trees” meaning that when the focus on an issue is scrutinized so close, “on each tree” you can’t see the entire situation, “the forest” and usually end up trying to treat what you see, when what is really called for is a large rinse of water over the entire forest cleaning and riding it of the dangerous disease.

If you look at racism as involving the Black race, White race, Asian Race, Mexican Race, and so on you tend to think that the problem is a Black, White, Asian, or Mexican one. This is seeing the “trees.” Whereas the Forest is “race.” In reality the one and only race is the, “Human Race,” involving only “Human Beings” which is every living human being on the face of this earth. Tinted skin color does not define ethnicity, nationality, what language you speak, or even what habits you may or may not have. Race identification by way of skin color is a “learned behavior.” People who define themselves by what color of skin they have are lost in the quagmire of imagination and fantasy which is not real, because they live their life in a Story land world that they have constructed out of concepts, idea’s, and theories all of which are not real. Regardless of skin color, if you take a baby and raise them in England they most likely will speak English with a British accent and if you take a baby born in Mexico and raise them in Germany they most likely will grow up speaking German, eating sauerkraut, and won’t know a word of Castilian Spanish.

How does a person see the beauty of each tree that makes up the forest? By realizing, Knowing who they really are and not in the mirrors of this world, but by the mirror inside of themselves. And, what is it in me that is the same inside of you? The source which gives me each breath of life is the same that gives you each breath of your life and once a person knows that “common unity” the forest can be realized.


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