Black Harvard Students Target Cliches Via Tumblr Blog

Black Harvard Students Target Cliches Via Tumblr Blog

Via AFP:

Black students at Harvard University, appropriating a line from a celebrated African-American poet, are harnessing social media to challenge racial stereotypes -- and inspiring similar blogs across the Atlantic.

I, Too, Am Harvard is a Tumblr blog, viewed more than 235,000 times as of Thursday, in which 63 students reveal some of the more frustrating and condescending remarks they've encountered at the Ivy League school.

"You don't sound black, you sound smart," recounted one student, who like the others inscribed the comment on a handheld blackboard.

"You're the whitest black person...

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