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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: Abortion is health care: fund abortion now

BY STUDENTS FOR CHOICE

You have probably never heard of Hyde despite its continual passage — there’s not much press coverage, little debate. And we, Students for Choice, want to change that.

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Viewpoint: Put away your cameras: Africa isn't a spectator sport

BY JAYLA JOHNSON

You have seen the images and heard the stories. You may have liked these posts or posted a few statuses of your own. Unbeknownst to you, you’re supporting a dehumanizing production — the exploitation of human narratives, the perpetuation of suffering, the continuation of neo-colonialism — the white-savior industrial complex.

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Viewpoint: Don't be afraid to criticize the police

BY SAM MYERS

Simply put, on average, we have overwhelmingly white police departments in charge of protecting communities of color. But they don’t seem to be doing much protecting.

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Michigan in Color: A 'mild' story

Photo by Catherine Huang

BY CARLINA DUAN

But what we don’t learn, and what, I suppose, some might never learn, is what makes a story ours: How do we pass judgment — and how do we lay claim — over what is inherently our own meat, our own blood?

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Viewpoint: All you guys do is bitch

Photo courtesy of Ryan Moody

BY RYAN MOODY

Maybe it’s unfair that I won’t have truly engaged conversations on race with just anyone. Maybe it makes you feel like you “can never win.” But that’s one racial privilege you’ll have to earn.

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Viewpoint: Awareness doesn't equal action

BY KEYA PATEL

In order for these campaigns to have any sort of long-term impact, campaign organizers must motivate social media users to understand the core of the issue and then provide clear action points to inspire change.

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Michigan in Color: Go home

Photo courtesy of Rachelle Mehdi

BY RACHELLE MEHDI

Last week, amidst the campus-wide American Sniper outrage, I was told to go back to my country, twice. These comments came from online strangers. Strangers who do not know me, but who know enough about names to know that mine is Arab. Strangers who vehemently believe that Arabs do not belong in the United States.

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