Michigan in Color


I am not pigmentally challenged

I bleed in color

Dream vivid dreams

And leap from slumber

Singing songs that make the rainbow

Quiver at dusk


We laugh in yellow

Amplify: Louder Illustration

This was the response I received just minutes after tweeting that I would be attending a national solidarity event, aimed at ending racial injustices on college campuses, hosted by the Black Liberation Collective.

Kristin Swope, MiC Contributor

I will be completely honest in saying that this is one of the hardest things I’ve had to write — mainly because I know that, as my mother, you are my biggest supporter and encourager. I can always count on you to be my number one fan — except when it comes to my natural curls.


An American's nightmare

Hello, Officer, I just saw that you shot a man of my same skin tone

My hands won't go near the wallet in my pocket

So leave your holster alone

Unapologetic Therapy

He has a turban, and has long hair like a girl … like why would anyone like him?

Diversity Talk - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

While University President Mark Schlissel’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic planning initiative is admirable, its prospects for success are questionable.

lonely feet looking and realizing-- people can't or won't care

You — don’t you talk to me about trigger


Because — have you ever felt the sting of a

white classmate cutting down your mother tongue

w/ their own

The Wake
Good Ol' Boys

Editor's Note: The original version of this Michigan in Color piece was published November 30. The Michigan Daily temporarily retracted the piece due to factual inaccuracies brought to the Daily's attention after publication. This is the final version of this piece.