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The next time any man asks ME why I’m so angry

I will ask them how long their attention span is

'Cause my anger stretches far beyond the scope of a sentence

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University of Michigan faculty, graduate student instructors, research assistants and staff:

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I spent time listening to you.

I heard you multiple times.

I joined Young Americans for Freedom as a freshman, and attended meetings despite the adverse effect it took on my mental health.

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Stone Stewart

November is Puerto Rican Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge the past, act in the present and hope for the future. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we have been wrestling with feelings of guilt, despair and anger.

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I am Palestinian.

Scratch that

Ana Falastinieh

Yeah — that’s better

 

It’s more than just a word

 

I am the olive trees that flourish in Palestinian soil

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SAFE and allies protest in favor of divestment during CSG on the Diag Tuesday.
Ayush Thakur/Daily

From the moment I arrived on campus as a freshman, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality has been the closest thing to a community that I've had here.

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“That baby is so white,” a stranger said aloud at the grocery store, alarmed at the sight of a dark Southeast Asian man carrying a pale baby girl. It was 1998, potentially 1999. I wish I had my own recollection of that day, but the “white baby” was me.

Left: A photo of the author, Right: A photo of her mother
Provided by Lydia Murray

When people learn that I am half-Chinese the reaction is like watching someone figure out that math problem they had been stuck on: some mixture of a new revelation and old knowledge that they finally combined. It’s as if my race is some ambiguous thing to be discovered.

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Cartoon by Noah Sherbin.

Making Filipino food is to retell a story of my culture — complex, humbling and personal.

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Don’t let him come here,

This man who hates colored people,

The one who spreads racism,

He only cares for white people.

 

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My father posted this picture on FaceBook along with the caption: "Standing on top of what used to be my room!"
Provided by Sivanthy Vasanthan

When most people think of home, they often think of a warm and cozy place filled with loved ones, light and home cooked meals.

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Guillermo del Toro, a Mexican-American film director and writer, is renowned for his hybrid genres, weaving fairy tales with dark, haunting imagery of the sexual, religious and taboo.

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Giang's family
Provided by the author

If you would like to learn more about perspectives on immigrant experiences through different forms of art, check out Shift from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Pendleton Room in the Michigan Union.

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I have friends from everywhere.

Some come from nearby, a few hours away

And some come from afar, overseas they stay.

Some eat different foods than I

Being Black in a white world is exhausting. While other people get to live their lives, oblivious to instances of racial injustice, Black people are not afforded that same privilege.

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This is for the Asian/Pacific Islander American social justice community at the University of Michigan — the people who have become my family.

Dear Family,

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In 1966, sociologist William Petersen coined the term “model minority.” Model minorities are minorities who had supposedly overcome discrimination through solid family structure and

Last week, I was in an argument. Although no punches were thrown, I felt like I got slapped in the face a few times, but I thought I did the best I could. Even though I was ducking and weaving through the racist rhetoric, it still felt like I got my ass beat.

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A few weeks ago, Michigan in Color had the chance to profile three students — LSA sophomore Tyrice Grice Jr., LSA freshman Cydney Gardener-Brown and LSA freshman Amen Al-Moamen — about their reac