In October of 2016, the University of Michigan launched a new, 5-year long initiative named the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan. In an official statement released by President Mark Schlissel, the plan’s primary goal is stated as the creation of a “vibrant climate of inclusiveness” on campus. To address campus diversity, the plan pledged […]
On a GroupMe message page designated for the class of 2021, several individuals used racial slurs. This has become a source of controversy and tension. In the chat, several individuals made explicitly racist and derogatory remarks targeting the black community. These messages sparked a strong response by campus activist group “Students 4 Justice,” who are […]
If the new multicultural center truly is for all cultures on campus, then it is for all students to decide its necessity. If, however, the center is not for all cultures to share, then how can the University justify spending $10 million on an exclusionary institution? We must honestly ask ourselves whether we should abandon democracy to spend so much money on this new center.
The Michigan Daily released an op-ed last week stating their support of the Divest and Invest Campaign’s agenda for the University to divest from fossil fuels. Originally, I was going to pick this op-ed apart line by line, but upon actually reading it I discovered that it was full of vacuous platitudes that aren’t worth […]