‘Queer brown woman’ is furious that leaders of anti-sexual assault group are ‘straight, white, cisgender men’

A senior, self-identified “queer brown woman” at the University of Michigan (UM) is disgusted that the leaders of an anti-sexual assault campaign on campus were “straight, white, cisgender men.”

Sumana Palle’s lengthy editorial excoriating the leaders appeared in The Michigan Daily, UM’s student newspaper, on Oct. 8, and has since earned 1,800 likes on Facebook.

“And as soon as I walked into the room, I realized what a glitch my invitation had been; I felt the all-too-familiar sickening sensation of being one of the very few people of color in the room,” wrote Palle.

“Where was the representation from Coalition of Queer People of Color? The Black Student Union? Anyone from the historically Black, Latin@, Asian and South Asian fraternities and sororities? Did [Central Student Government] not realize that sexual assault happens to people who are not white and straight? To men?”…

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