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Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time

Outsiders may believe that CU-Boulder's student body is monochromatic and diversity-free. But I, Too, Am CU, an amazing tumblr and Facebook campaign, proves otherwise. Organized in part by members of the African Students' Association (and inspired by similar efforts at Harvard, Oxford and Iowa), the project is wide-ranging, with students from a slew of underrepresented groups holding up signs intended to highlight and, with luck, undermine stereotypes about them. Check out eye-opening, empowering samples below.

Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a timeEXPAND
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a timeEXPAND
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi

Continue to see more photos from the I, Too, Am CU campaign.

 

Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a timeEXPAND
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi

Continue to see more photos from the I, Too, Am CU campaign.

 

Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi

Continue to see more photos from the I, Too, Am CU campaign.

 

Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi

Continue to see more photos from the I, Too, Am CU campaign.

 

Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi
Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time
Photo by Nurta Sufi

Disclosure: My daughters, who attend CU-Boulder, are also participants in I, Too, AM CU.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Education archive circa June 2013: "CU diversity survey: Does university live up to its goals?"


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