My time at the University of Michigan has been so invaluable to me.
Content warning: This article contains themes of physical, emotional abuse
I knew the Pledge of Allegiance before I knew my own parents’ names. In fact, I have a distinct memory of a smug kindergartener testing me, asking what their names were.
Báñame en acetona
y píntame trigueña
porque con mi apariencia
parezco todo menos puertorriqueña.
Tengo el cabello lacio
This is part three of a series showcasing underrepresented narratives within the Asian/Pacific Islander-American community. Kai Mason is a junior majoring in English on a pre-law track.
As Arab Heritage Month comes to an end, we at Michigan in Color want to commemorate the community’s accomplishments and stand in solidarity.
With “American Idol” coming back, I think it’s time we start calling out singing competitions for their insensitivity to different communities and cultures.
This is part two of a series of underrepresented narratives within the Asian/Pacific Islander-American community. Dim Mang is a sophomore majoring in history and political science.
I used to resent
This dark-haired, yellow-skinned dream I have.
This Korean dream I am
I carved, starved, punctured
my own wounded frame with these hands
As a LSA alum, some of my dearest University of Michigan memories involve Emily Lawsin, a professor of Asian/Pacific Islander American studies, shouting out her truth.