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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Michigan Religious Freedom as an excuse for ambiguous discrimination

BY GABRIELLE KIRSCH

I won’t be the first LGBTQ person from Michigan to leave if our rights fall to this level of disgrace. Only bigots will stay. What a loss that would be.

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Michigan in Color: The Equality Movement

BY VENIECE SESSION

Love is the source to pull from hate and create peace. Love has the ability to look beyond rage and grasp influence. Love has the ability to not only empathize but strategize and positively control and structure the myriad of negative feelings that are all human.

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Viewpoint: Hillel, Israel, and the changing face of American Judaism

BY MATAN KAMINER AND JOEL REINSTEIN

To honor the Jewish tradition of justice, there can be no exceptions to fighting oppression. There can be no tolerating the misappropriation of Jewish identity to defend apartheid. The new face of American Judaism is coming.

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Viewpoint: The Team, the Team and a Victim

BY NEEL SWAMY

It’s important to recognize that there’s more to our campus than The Team.

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Viewpoint: For marginalized students, a painful path

BY SARAH BARBER

As you reflect on how to honor the heritage of your own ancestors — whatever that may be — and help create a world that is more equal than the one they knew, I hope the opportunity to foster the next generation of leaders is one you’ll consider.

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Viewpoint: The matter of intention vs. impact

BY ROBERT SCHWARZHAUPT

It’s imperative that we recognize the social realities of our society and our qualifications to speak if we are to ever truly rid society of racial and oppression in general.

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Michigan in Color: White people love me

Photo courtesy of Emily Paik

BY EMILY PAIK

Out of the corner of my eye, I notice a man standing and facing us a few feet away. After pushing my lock closed, I look up and make eye contact with him. It seems he was waiting for the prompt to profess: “White people love you.”

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