Lately I have been thinking about race more than usual. As a dark, African-American woman, it is difficult not to think about my race. I am constantly aware of my complexion. I do not have the privilege of being a lighter skin tone, blending in or choosing which community to belong to.
This letter in response to neo-Nazi and white nationalist Richard Spencer being invited to speak on the campus of Texas A&M on Decem
Jarred and unsettled, Michigan in Color has shared in the sentiments of many students, faculty and staff on campus: fear, confusion, hopelessness, urgency and the need for action.
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.
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.
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.
In response to the recent plastering of white supremacist and anti-Black posters around our campus, the continued unjust murders of Black people at the hands of police in the United States and the oppressive systems that allow these events to occur, the Michigan in Color editors would like to iss
“Join the Michigan Political Union as we debate the merits of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Resolution: Black Lives Matter is harmful to racial relations in the United States”