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Monday, January 26, 2015

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Viewpoints

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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Michigan in Color: I am Michael Brown

BY SIMON RIVERS

I am tired. I am weak. I am crying. I am angry. I am dissatisfied. I am enraged. I am livid. But most importantly, I am Michael Brown.

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Viewpoint: Economics of happiness

BY VAMIKA BAJAJ

Don’t get me wrong; I’m still just as passionate of an economics student. But sometimes, we all need to turn off autopilot and see where we’re actually flying. So next time I ask you about yourself, don’t tell me what you study, tell me who you are.

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Michigan in Color: Letter to the revolutionaries

BY SUNDAI JOHNSON

There is no more room for passivity and complacency. There is no ‘neutral’ where human rights are concerned, only responsibility.

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