White people who might wonder what they’d look like if they were black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American can find out this week in Cedar Falls. The University of Northern Iowa is hosting what’s known as the Human Race Machine. Mike Bobeldyk is program coordinator at U-N-I’s Maucker Union, the temporary home to the device. Bobeldyk says “It’s an opportunity to reflect upon yourself through a view that you may not otherwise see.” The machine takes a digital picture of you, then, maintaining your basic facial features, shows you new pictures of what you’d look like as a member of a different race — or age. The unusual computerized machine is part of a series of events as part of the campus’ Diversity Week.Other events at U-N-I this week range from ethnic films, foods and music to a list of speakers who aim to raise awareness about diversity and address the ignorance on college campuses nationwide.
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