The Michigan Daily confronts a series of disregarded truths

As students at the University of Michigan, we recognize that the University, as well as our newsroom, is a majority white, cis, able-bodied institution. We have taken this summer to create a collection of educational materials which dissect systemic tendencies and cultural norms which work in tandem to create racial inequality in America. We have sought to use writing, comics, graphics and video footage to discuss issues of education, policing, consumerism, slacktivism, proper allyship, protests, abolition and privilege. This collection serves as a reminder to the student body, the University administration, the Washtenaw County community and the nation that this is a diseased system which we must invest in uprooting religiously. We hope this raises awareness and encourages readers to educate themselves, their peers, their family, colleagues and friends in regards to systemic oppression and injustice of Black and Brown individuals in the country. We also hope this challenges The Michigan Daily staff as a journalistic body to be more representative and intentional with all of their articles and the information they extend to the community. Hopefully this project will ignite a passion to uphold this responsibility.



Building awareness about and a consensus against these horrific, racist acts of violence has to be a priority. But doing so safely and effectively is important as a pandemic rages on and police departments continue to aggressively crackdown on those who speak truth to their power.

Protests or no protests, I wake up Black

Keith Johnstone, Columnist
Riots are easy to write off as ill-meaning chaos if you don’t understand how or why they happen, and in a country built by riots, that should not be the case.

Why we riot

Ray Ajemian, Columnist
How is it that the richest country in the world allows incompetence and racism to thrive in its police forces?

Op-Ed: America is a dystopia

Avi Rajendra-Nicolucci, Contributor
What was once the outcry from primarily Black Americans has transformed into a nationwide pursuit for systematic racial justice.

Protesting Racism: A first person perspective

Aakash Ray, MiC Staff Writer
My mother asked me this when we were both sitting in the kitchen a few days ago. “Didn’t they arrest the cop who killed that guy? I don’t understand why there are all these violent protests still. And how does it benefit anyone to vandalize a building?”

"When do you think the protests will stop?"

Allison Pujol, Columnist