Nicole Khamis

I wake up in my room and I close my eyes, trying to go back to sleep as the sun shines through my windows. In a state neither quite asleep nor awake, I hear the sound of a plane. Instantly, I am awake. All I can hear is the sound of the plane, and it’s coming closer.

We, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, held a demonstration on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in which we put up two mock walls in the Diag to represent the Apartheid Wall that cuts through the West Bank.

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”


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.