Photo Gallery: Grand Rapids Black Lives Matter Protest
“I haven’t been downtown since last year,” I said to my friend during the Black Lives Matter march in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Marching through downtown Grand Rapids, a city I’ve always seen as WASP-y (emphasis on the W), was the most pride and acceptance I’ve ever felt as a Grand Rapids resident. We peacefully walked through the busiest intersections in the city and stopped traffic; some of those stopped got out of their cars and joined us in our march or honked their horns with our chants.
“But,” I said, “this is fitting.”