MIC

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.

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.

Protester at MPU debate

Michigan in Color is publishing this piece on behalf of the group of students who organized the various acts of resistance and solidarity on campus over the past few days. Their message is as follows: 

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.

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

“Join the Michigan Political Union as we debate the merits of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Resolution: Black Lives Matter is harmful to racial relations in the United States”

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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.

Adam's first day in the U.S.

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.

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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.