Michigan in Color


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.

Sitting on stairs

Feminism is the gritty, speckled fibers

Of the Brown and Black soil,

In which I firmly plant the soles of my feet.

Her garden cultivates my self-love and inner peace,

"A Black face in a white place"

The racism plaguing Mizzou seems very far away, doesn’t it? I mean, it’s in the South. Those things just happen there, right? Wrong. Very wrong.

#BBUM campaign covering the posting wall with student experiences

Today marks the second anniversary of the launch of the #BBUM Twitter campaign. The hashtag and its acronym, which stands for Being Black at the University of Michigan, was used during one of the early precursors to the recent protests that are occurring across the nation.

Snapchat: "& finally, on the twelfth hour (of being drunk)"

“The stress of dealing with stigma and bias also manifests in high rates of substance abuse among gay and transgender people of color.