Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:07pm

I’m not here to talk about all of the wonderful aspects of being biracial. That’s for another time. I’m not here to explain to you the entire world of a mixed kid in one essay. That’s impossible. I’m here to bring up one thing and all of its uncomfortable truth: the exclusivity of our dearly beloved South Asian-American community.


I have white-passing privilege. I don’t know what it’s like to be you. To have dark skin. To be tokenized as a brown South Asian. But you also don’t know what it’s like to be me.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:39am

Before you read on, it’s pronounced like a T-S. Tsao.

My second grade teacher would always let me check out the advanced reading books, so she was pretty cool by my standards. But she could never say my name right, and that bothered me. No, not ‘chow,’ I would say. Not ‘cow,’

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:32am

I had a fanboy moment a couple of weeks ago. “Steven Universe” is one of my favorite TV shows. Yeah, it is a children’s cartoon, but it also has a good storyline and complex character development in addition to its wholesome themes of friendship. What got me excited, however, wasn’t a crazy twist or suspenseful cliffhanger. It was a simple side plot with a cultural reference.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:59am
Adam, his birth mother, his biological brother, his sister-in-law

Dear Mẹ,

It’s been only six days since you came into my life and I keep replaying those 20 minutes the hospital gave us to breath in the same air.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:19pm

In honor of the upcoming Mother's Day holiday, the editors of Michigan in Color would like to make a toast to the strong, influential women of color in our lives — our mothers. We see them as beacons of hope, inspiration and guidance, and we are very grateful to have them in our lives. To all women of color, we salute you today and every single day.

Halimat Olaniyan - MiC Senior Editor

Dear mom,

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 5:14pm
Ayah Kutmah

In a society where a reductive narrative of Muslim women has dominated mass media, there is a dire need for the multi-dimensional stories and experiences of Muslim women to be recognized and celebrated. In particular, there is a fixation around the way in which Muslim women dress, and their perspectives are often absent from these conversations. This is one attempt to challenge normative stereotypes and provide a more comprehensive media portrayal of Muslim women in our own community.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:46pm
ASA E-board from left to right: Events Coordinator: Sophia Akatue ‘19, Events Coordinator: Chalse Okorom ‘18, Arts Director: Jackie Thomas ‘18, Secretary: Noelle Tochi Onyemaechi ‘17, Treasurer: Emmanuel Enechukwu ‘18, Community Relations Chair: Seun Olad
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:17pm
Sivanthy Vasanthan

We are Uncover: A/PIA — Asian/Pacific Islander American — and the United Asian American Organizations, two pan-Asian-American student organizations at the University of Michigan. Earlier this year, at Columbia University, Chinese students experienced anti-Asian sentiments in their dormitories. Students with perceived Asian names had their name tags ripped off their doors. In response to this event, these students created a film about their experiences and created the hashtag #SayMyName to draw awareness to the incident and highlight the importance of their names.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:18pm

|Arab| |American|

They ask,

Are you Arab? Or American?

Do they not understand

That heavy things break through light boxes?


My affinity for grape leaves  

And ability to roll my Rs

Does not confine me between the letters |A and b|.