In an episode of "Master of None," the Netflix comedy produced by and starring Aziz Ansari, there’s a scene where a colleague of Ansari’s character, Dev, introduces himself to Dev’s friends at a New York City bar.
With the hate crime reports and white supremacist fliers that have spread throughout campus this year, it is important that we as a university further address how to be a proactive bystander in problematic situations where racist language is spewed and racially charged aggressions are committed.
As a graduate of the University of Michigan, I have been paying extreme attention to the 2016 presidential campaign. My change from being a Hillary Clinton supporter in 2008 to a Donald Trump supporter in 2016 isn't typical. I barely knew about Trump after he declared he would run for president.