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.
Michigan in Color is publishing this message on behalf of the group of students who organized the various acts of resistance and solidarity on campus. The press continues to cover their powerful demonstrations in a manner that they do not believe adequately reflects their intentions.
Demario Longmire, Toni Wang, Sabrina Bilimoria, Alyssa Brandon, Christian Paneda, Ashley Tjhung
Michigan in Color Editors
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
As Michigan in Color returns to campus, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on why MiC has been and continues to be a transformative space of healing, growth and exploration for people of color.
Before college, I had hardly talked about my adoption process with anyone. It didn’t start until I took an intergroup relations class during my freshman year. Sitting in that class, I read aloud my testimony about my upbringing. In the middle of it, I began to choke up reading about my biological family because it was the first time I had openly confronted that part of my life.
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.