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This piece is by no means an all encompassing perspective on the “APIAs” experience*

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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
Adam Brodnax
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Picture by Kevin Chen

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We are currently in the thick of March Madness, a time of year when it seems as though everyone is an expert in all things basketball. People are filling out brackets, making bets and anxiously watching as many games as they possibly can.

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I began my freshman year the way most people do: completely unsure of what classes to take. I decided to take a class that would fulfill the Race and Ethnicity requirement so I would not have to take it again in my undergraduate career.

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When I was a kid, I loved American Girl dolls. They were just expensive dolls, but they were also a defining innovation of my entire upbringing. The historical dolls scene was the best — don’t argue. Felicity was my favorite, but Nellie was pretty cool and Molly was all right.

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Illustration by Design Section

Pay Students for Diversity Labor

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Ayah Kutmah
Emily Liu

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.

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The sun sets in the East/ men in white/ kneel

pure and clean/ silence as loudspeakers sing/ Allah is the Greatest

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Designed by Ava Weiner

 

 

They encapsulate my immigrant body

in a reflecting see-through container.

They shout put your hands up, don’t waste time

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In the MiC Spotlight series, our editors and contributors reflect on the reasons they joined MiC and their hopes for their work and the section.

 

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an author.

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When you greet me, do you only see my hijab?

When I walk into

the classroom

the grocery store

the mall

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Light blue blanket

covers,  

skin

the moon lights

eyes and

the room

face?

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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.

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Dear friend,

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A few days ago, here at the University of Michigan, undergraduate computer science and electrical engineering students received a series of malicious emails that threatened the safety and lives of our African American and Jewish friends.

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Dear America,

 

Here’s a bedtime story

it’ll make the 10 o’clock news but not the history books

teachers won’t even mention it or take a second look 

Once upon a time, not long ago 

the moonlight lit the streets

not in Detroit but in Ohio,