Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:33pm

I, brown as an oven-baked biscuit

 

Answer the rising sun with color

Meet the night with fearless darkness. I am.

 

Nature-infused. Songs greet my nightly dreams

Oh, say, can you sing of my heart's aches.

The tears of my mothers enslaved. Brothers, killed. I am.

 

You, glistening like icing, itching for the oven to

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:36pm

Light blue blanket

covers,  

skin

the moon lights

eyes and

the room

face?

race?

height?

in the dark

we all look

the same

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 5:46pm
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Pay Students for Diversity Labor

We are a coalition of organizations committed to transforming the University of Michigan campus climate through policy change. We believe that the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic planning initiative will fail without financial investments into the infrastructure for DEI work: The current policy of expecting free labor from marginalized people undermines the integrity of the entire DEI campus enterprise.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:08pm

Black History Month, for me, is by far the most meaningful month of the year. A time to reflect on the triumphs, tragedies and teachable moments of the past, while celebrating the influential people, institutions and events of today. It is also a time to look to the future and imagine a society greater than the one we currently inhabit.

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:27pm

right through me

fake smiles; pure pain

how are you

No answer —

every

day living

in the world

with no

memory

of

you

pain that doesn't kill

makes me

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:27pm

right through me

fake smiles; pure pain

how are you

No answer —

every

day living

in the world

with no

memory

of

you

pain that doesn't kill

makes me

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 4:43pm

Dear friend,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:14pm
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At Michigan in Color, we pride ourselves on being a section by and for people of color, dedicating ourselves to producing inclusive content from all marginalized identities. Recently, in collaboration with The Statement, we published an article with contributions from several student leaders on campus. In the process, we accidentally published a contributor’s assigned birth name instead of her current name, Vidhya Aravind.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:11pm

The opening beats of Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” are rebirth. I’m not into rap music, but I swear those first few seconds have fundamentally changed me for the better.