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Only Their Faces

I never understood what older people meant when they cried, “stop killing people who look like us!” Until now, I could never bring myself to echo those words. These faces constantly appearing on the news never looked like me. They never even look like each other. Each victim has their...

I never understood what older people meant when they cried, “stop killing people who look like us!” Until now, I co...

The American Nightmare

The American Dream is an age-old concept that all Americans have equal opportunity to become successful. But the ideal tends to look past the racial disparities that have always plagued our nation for centuries and continue today. For some Black people, reality seems more like the America...

The American Dream is an age-old concept that all Americans have equal opportunity to become successful. But the ideal ...

It’s Time To Relearn

It’s the little things—calling a tan crayon “skin color,” a makeup brand’s lack of dark shades in their products and asking a Black person “Can I touch your hair?” Microaggressions come in many forms, whether intentional or not. For this UM student, it was a professor’s co...

It’s the little things—calling a tan crayon “skin color,” a makeup brand’s lack of dark shades in their produ...

As One Of The Few Black Faces

It was 7:30 a.m. on a school day. My eyes strained to stay open, as I rested my head on my mother’s lap. My thoughts drifted as I slipped in and out of consciousness. The time slipped with every brush stroke as I inhaled the scent of highly concentrated coconut fragrance, characteristic...

It was 7:30 a.m. on a school day. My eyes strained to stay open, as I rested my head on my mother’s lap. My thoughts ...

An Overview of the Movement

The Black Lives Matter movement is the force behind a racial reckoning in the United States, becoming the largest movement by numbers in our country’s history. 2020 has been a year of transparency for many. America has been forced to acknowledge its extensive history of racism, especial...

The Black Lives Matter movement is the force behind a racial reckoning in the United States, becoming the largest movem...