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Viewpoints

Michigan in Color: Diary of a mad Black dude

Courtesy of Dan Green

BY DAN GREEN

Throughout my time here, I have learned in many classes and events about the stratification of resources in this country and the decimation of Black bodies abroad.

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Michigan in Color: Change - the best friend of all best friends

Courtesy of Nohal Mekkaoui

BY NOHAL MEKKAOUI

As a woman, as a Muslim, as a feminist, as an activist, as a person of color, I have come to appreciate change as the best cultivator of personal growth.

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Michigan in Color: If you want to teach about Africa

Courtesy of Jubek Yongo-Bure

BY JUBEK YONGO-BURE

Courses on Africa that I have taken since this class have been disappointing. They are great models of how not to teach a DAAS course. So for future reference, please take note.

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Viewpoint: An open letter to President-elect Mark Schlissel

BY THE COALITION FOR QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR

As student organizations committed to social justice and equal access to university space, we stand united. We are committed to responding to any and all failures to address these structural problems with the gravity they deserve. We will not stop expressing our voice and exercising our right to this space until we are completely satisfied with the administration’s work.

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Michigan in Color: Elbi

Courtesy of Nicole Khamis

BY NICOLE KHAMIS

As I reflect on this year, propping my feet up on a table at 2 a.m. on a Wednesday, I smile. I feel so humbled and blessed to have people who have touched my very being in so many ways.

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Michigan in Color: Hear me

Courtesy of Veniece Session

BY VENIECE SESSION

I believe in the power of love and what it represents: peace, acceptance, freedom. I dared to love others, as a way to build the bridge and open lines of communication that many may feel are a lost cause. This spoken word piece allowed me the opportunity to convey my message about the power of love...

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Michigan in Color: An unsafe campus climate

Courtesy of Rami Faraj

BY RAMI FARAJ

This is a message to students who have been lucky enough to never face real discrimination. This is a message to students who truly feel that this campus was safe before March 18th, 2014.

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