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Video Shows Growth of Diversity On and Off Campus

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 11:30 am / May 13, 2014

A new student-created video is aimed at promoting acceptance and appreciation of uniqueness and diversity. Watch it here.

The multicultural music video, titled “Let’s All Grow Together,” was conceived by Emmanuel Eze, a Boise State student from Nigeria majoring in accounting, and produced by Tick Tock Media, a group of three Boise State alumni.

Eze was inspired by a young Asian girl who approached him at a family dinner a couple of years ago in Boise.

“She walked up to me and she asked me this wonderful question, ‘Why are you black?’ I figured the little girl was naïve about different skin colors, unlike in the bigger cities where they are familiar with diversity. I felt she might have asked herself several times why she looks different from other kids in school. If this little girl could be so courageous to ask that question, how many other people out there are scared to come out?” he said.

Thirteen student organizations, seven campus departments and the Garfield Elementary School choir came together to let people know how diversity is growing in Boise.

“This is just the beginning of a new diversity era, and everyone is welcome to be part of it,” said Eze.