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Michigan in Color: A way of thinking

Courtesy of Akshay Seth

BY AKSHAY SETH

My grandmother looked at me the way grandmothers do: with concern.

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Michigan in Color: #BBUM, behind the art

Photo courtesy of Tyrell Xavier

BY THE BLACK STUDENT UNION

Art has always had its space within our movement; the #BBUM Exhibit and Second Aid that we are sharing with you in this piece are our most ambitious artistic efforts yet.

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Michigan in Color: What difference does a story make?

Courtesy of Fatima Beydoun

BY RIMA FADLALLAH

I put myself on these pages not because I’m brave; instead, I share my heart with every word because I want you to know that I’m scared too - that without you I wouldn’t be able to share. I tell my story because the least that I can do to thank you for listening is to invite you to share the MiC.

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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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