right through me

fake smiles; pure pain

how are you

No answer —


day living


President Donald Trump’s executive ban on visas from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen was recently suspended by a federal judge, which is in effect nationwide — though it is curr


In the winter of 2007, 10-year-old me bitterly watched then-Senator Barack Obama announce his bid for the presidency from his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. As I sat on my grandmother’s bed, arms folded, I lamented, “He is going to take my job!


Last Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order inappropriately titled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Ostensibly, the goal was to limit immigration from countries that the Trump administration deemed high-risk for terrorism in the Unite

Dr. Ijaz receives her award for Woman of the Year
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We sat in her hospital room, just my granny and me, as she told me about her solar technology patent. The topic transported her mind from her blue gown lit by fluorescent lighting to her classroom at Virginia Tech.

From left to right: Keilah Dos Santos '19, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni ‘93, Turner Destané '19, Halimat Olaniyan '19

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

Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks with students on Tuesday.
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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.

Mother's Day festivities
Courtesy of Rishika Ramireddy

Dear Mom,


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.


Dear friend,


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.


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,

And yet we bleed the same and share the same parts
but privilege is your name while mine is Black like the galaxy. And you
have connotations like beach white or innocence and I can’t even find
Nicole Khamis
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I wake up in my room and I close my eyes, trying to go back to sleep as the sun shines through my windows. In a state neither quite asleep nor awake, I hear the sound of a plane. Instantly, I am awake. All I can hear is the sound of the plane, and it’s coming closer.


We are the Multicultural Leadership Council, a coalition of graduate student leaders committed to the well-being and success of students of color at the University of Michigan.

Students4Justice is a group specifically created as a coalition for students of color, by predominately Black and brown students.

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Anjali Alangaden

I was 7 years old when I had my first attack. The accusations swarmed my head: “Stop pretending,” “you just want attention,” “you’re being over dramatic.” I head for my school’s office. My back hurts more than any pain I have ever experienced.