The recent increase of African Americans at Harvard follows an effort by that university’s Black Student Association, which created the “I, Too, Am Harvard” project on Tumblr to address issues of Black identity and concerns from Black students at Harvard.
Dr. Boyce Watkins, a finance professor at Syracuse University praised Harvard’s accomplishment, but said he would like higher institutions to further diversify college campuses.
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Outsiders may believe that CU-Boulder’s student body is monochromatic and diversity-free. But I, Too, Am CU, an amazing tumblr and…
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“Mixed race is a significant identity in our race-obsessed society. It causes that extra level of ambivalence, that extra set of questions about identity. It is similar in some ways to the immigrant American experience for example, however, being mixed adds another level of scrutiny. ”
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Community Village‘s insight:
“It’s been a big year for organizing by students of color, and particularly black students, on college campuses. From the popularity of the Being Black at the University of Michigan hashtag to the “33” campaign highlighting the underrepresentation of black students at UCLA Law School (33 out of 1,100), discussions about racial dynamics on university campuses have been widely publicized.”
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On a Tumblr webpage titled ‘I, too, am Iowa,’ one message reads: ‘Your assumptions about me, my character, or my intelligence say way more about you than me.’
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“Black people, brown people, religion, immigration are the most important topics to understanding U.S. culture now, Werner said.”
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