Monday, November 21, 2016 - 8:09pm

Pin drop silence.

I cradled myself as I watched CNN Political Commentator Van Jones ask America: “How will we explain this to our children?”

In the cold of this November night, the only warmth I felt was from the tears rolling down my face. I thought, how did we get here? I closed my eyes and took in the stillness of that moment.

Pin drop silence.

That was my answer.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:05pm

The fear of minorities has been exacerbated due to president-elect Donald Trump's blatant racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic and misogynist statements. Interpreting the increase in incidence of hate crimes and loss of sense of safety due to our identities as an angry outburst because we lost something is reductive and invalidating of the terrifying experiences students have had.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:23pm

Hey Schlissel,

Buddy. Pal. Friendo. What are you doing? Where do we even start with you?

OK, setting this up. Here’s what’s happening. People have been posting anti-Black posters and saying transphobic things in response to some of us demanding to be allowed to exist in safety and comfort (how dare we, honestly?). University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, your response was an advertising campaign. Three weeks later we’re seeing more posters and more comments.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:08pm

When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher pulled six students, including me, out of the classroom to discuss something separately. She began by introducing the topic as a secret, saying we should not repeat what we were about to hear to the other students left in the classroom. With a few nods and confused gazes, she proceeded to explain that we were to skip recess that afternoon and instead participate in “gifted” testing. As fifth graders, we weren’t quite sure what it meant to be tested as a “gifted” student.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:11pm

We, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, held a demonstration on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in which we put up two mock walls in the Diag to represent the Apartheid Wall that cuts through the West Bank. We reenacted scenes of Palestinians crossing through checkpoints because we wanted to use that day as an opportunity to highlight what daily life is like for Palestinians living under occupation. It was a day on which Palestinians centered their voices in the discussion of their own oppression.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 8:57pm

The campus climate these past few weeks has been difficult for all of the people who have been affected by the racist, anti-Muslim, cissexist and genuinely hateful messages that have been spread throughout the University of Michigan.

In this letter, we want to speak on the death threat made Sunday, Oct. 2, the increasingly more graphic, racist and xenophobic flyers posted Monday, Oct. 3 and the lack of response from the University’s administration.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 8:08pm

Students4Justice is a group specifically created as a coalition for students of color, by predominately Black and brown students. Initially, given the current campus climate, we mainly focused on anti-Black racism on campus, but our efforts go beyond anti-Black racism and bring together students of color who are affected by the lack of inclusivity of this campus.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:43pm

After parking my car, I walk toward the main street of my downtown. I pause and look at the scenery I haven't seen all summer. The buildings are straight out of a “Pretty Little Liars” set, fit with Victorian finishings and fresh paint. Among the facades of the buildings, images of my summer flash back to me.

I was just halfway across the world, and now I am here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:43pm
Protester at MPU debate

Michigan in Color is publishing this piece on behalf of the group of students who organized the various acts of resistance and solidarity on campus over the past few days. Their message is as follows: 

President Schlissel, the Board of Regents, and the Administration of the University of Michigan:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:17pm

Michigan in Color is publishing this message on behalf of the group of students who organized the various acts of resistance and solidarity on campus. The press continues to cover their powerful demonstrations in a manner that they do not believe adequately reflects their intentions. As a result, Black voices are being de-centered and the community’s narrative and goals are being misrepresented or not represented at all.

The message is as follows:

We (as marginalized communities) are not a monolith: