Michael J. Strickland is a senior at the University of Michigan in the class of 2019. He is also an officer of the University of Michigan Black Student Union. Michael is a passionate civil rights advocate who has recently completed a Research and Policy internship at a government relations shop in Washington, DC. The first installment of this piece can be found here.

In part one, I discussed some of the public misperceptions behind the recent repeal of race-based affirmative action guidelines by the Trump administration. In our country’s effort to promote universal fairness, we have entered a period in…


Michael J. Strickland is a senior at the University of Michigan in the class of 2019. He is also an officer of the University of Michigan Black Student Union. Michael is a passionate civil rights advocate who has recently completed a Research and Policy internship at a government relations shop in Washington, DC. The second installment of this piece can be found here.

The belief that the admissions processes for colleges and universities are somehow an impartial and comprehensive assessment of applicants is utterly preposterous, and the notion that modern-day affirmative action discriminates against white applicants is reckless and harmful…

Michael Strickland

Leader. Brother. Friend. Omega Man. Ross School of Business Class of 2019

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