FM Students See Themselves as a Different Race

March 8, 2013

Mary Kazala checks out the “Race Experience Kiosk” with her friend Melissa Greco (standing)

Mary Kazala checks out the “Race Experience Kiosk” with her friend Melissa Greco (standing)

Throughout the week, FM students and staff had the opportunity to experience what they would look like as a different race by utilizing the “Race Experience Kiosk.” The Student Activities Board sponsored event helped students to consider race, racism, and identity in a new light. Sophomore Mary Kazala and freshman Melissa Greco were curious to see what they would look like as one of many different races including Asian, Black, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American, and White.

“I’m really interested in the different cultures of society; this was a lot of fun,” said Kazala. Greco said she was trying out the kiosk as part of an assignment from her social psychology course.

According to theraceexperience.net, over 300 colleges, universities, corporations, and government agencies in the United States and Canada have used race morphing as part of their diversity and inclusion programming.

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