Four years ago, University of Michigan Law student Martese Johnson, then a junior at the University of Virginia, made headlines across the nation after police officers pinned him to the ground with brute force during an arrest in Charlottesville.
Through internal means, fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan have been attempting to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, but face an obstacle in obtaining buy-in from across all four Greek life councils.
A Black LSA sophomore has to think twice before any decision they make: once as an individual, and again as a member of the Black community. For this reason, the subject of this interview requested his name not be used in this article.
Particularly in student neighborhoods surrounding the University of Michigan, poor lighting continues to be a cause for concern, as many students and Ann Arbor residents draw a correlation between frequent campus crime alerts, pedestrian safety and poor street lighting.