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My eyes are hazel

You’re not Latina enough

 

My hair is thin and light brown

Still, not Latina enough

 

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When the trailer for the movie “Us” came out on Christmas Day, it seemed to shake up the nation. Not only did the film itself just look horrifyingly good, but it was also very refreshing for Black people around the country.

 

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I guess looking up at the stars you get a sense of something much bigger than yourself.

You realize that in the grand scheme of things you're not much but a speck in the universe.

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These statements were given on December 5, 2018, at the Board of Regents meeting in Ann Arbor. They express solidarity with #UMDivest, academic freedom, and all movements against settler colonization.

 

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At the beginning of each of my semesters at Michigan, I’ve consistently felt the same uncomfortable cacophony of emotions. On one hand, I’m thoroughly bored by the end of break and am pining for the semester to start.

Danyel Tharakan

I am mixed-race; my mom is white and Jewish and my dad is south Indian. I have been confused for Mexican, Dominican, Salvadoran, Ethiopian, Arab, and many other ethnicities by white people and other people of color, alike.

Harnoor Singh

Growing up I always heard stories of how Punjab was the land of rebels. The greatest of these rebels were the Khalsa: a group of people loyal to no worldly power, a clan that overthrew regimes only to give the power back to the people.

Samuel So

6 years ago, I moved from a predominantly Cantonese/Han Chinese descent environment in Hong Kong to a middle class suburb in Michigan.

Ana Maria Sanchez-Castillo

There were a lot of things I didn't understand about what it meant to be Latina, especially growing up in a community that was less than one percent non-white.

Maya Mokh

I wrote my first piece in The Michigan Daily last year, discussing the hopes I had for myself and for Michigan in Color as a section.