Posts tagged "diversity"

Brown University Unveils $100M Plan To Boost Diversity Awareness

The Rhode Island Ivy League school, Brown University has unveiled a $100 million plan aimed at boosting diversity over the next 10 years which includes a plan to double the…

Katrin Higher | November 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Hollywood Reporter Justifies All-White Actress Roundtable With 1200-Word Shrug

Every year, The Hollywood Reporter puts together various roundtables of actors and actresses on the big and small screen as part of the promotional cycle leading up to award season. Those who are…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 18, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Aziz Ansari And “Master Of None” Emphasize The Importance Of Diversity

Diversity matters, but saying so isn’t enough — it’s time to do the work. …

Megan Reynolds | November 11, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Matt Damon Gives Himself A Cookie For Starting A Conversation About Diversity

Yes, Matt, thanks for “starting” this conversation. Much appreciated. Totally rad. …

Megan Reynolds | September 16, 2015 - 4:35 pm

The 8 Best Books Of 2015 (So Far!), Dammit

TIME plopped out a quick microaggression of a list of the 10 best books of the year thus far, and while it consists of some reads that are quite good,…

Megan Reynolds | August 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Oh, Thank God, Barbie Can Finally Wear Flats Now

Barbie has been around since 1959, wasp-waisted and pert, teetering on permanently pointed, rubbery toes. Her feet have been her handicap, forced by nature and her creator to wear only…

Megan Reynolds | June 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Eddie Huang Is Not Very Happy With “Fresh Off The Boat”

“It got so far from the truth that I don’t recognize my own life.”…

Megan Reynolds | April 8, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Deadline’s TV Editor Is Very Concerned Hollywood Is Casting Too Many Goddamn Ethnics

One of the small joys of my career shift from working in the entertainment industry to reporting on the entertainment industry is how often I get to point out the

Beejoli Shah | March 25, 2015 - 2:35 pm

I Went To Five Different Starbucks To See Who Would Talk To Me About Race

This Sunday, Starbucks took out a full page ad in The New York Times asking “Shall We Overcome?” as part of their new #RaceTogether campaign — an initiative to have baristas…

Beejoli Shah | March 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 25, 2015 - 6:05 pm

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The New Republic Will Be Hiring Diverse Staff Members

Gabriel Snyder, the new editor-in-chief of The New Republic, whose hire caused a massive fit of whining and a total glaze-over of race issues at the publication by a slew…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

We’re Finally Getting Diverse Emojis!

Hooray! We’re getting diverse emoji! The Unicode Consortium, the entity that standardizes characters for letters, numbers, and symbols, has heard the demand for emojis with diverse skin tones and is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Soapbox: Black Nerds, Escapism, & Why We Need More Diverse Books

“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always…

Hannah Giorgis | July 4, 2014 - 10:00 am

An Open Letter To The Louis Vuitton Manager Who Allegedly Said “Black People Are Slaves Who Eat Dirt”

I understand that an employee at the Louis Vuitton Townhouse in London’s Selfridges department store, after being subjected to many of your humiliating, infuriating, racist rants, recorded one of your…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for many things — it’s thriving startup culture, the birthplace of Apple and leading the world in innovative technology and engineering — but diversity is not…

Hello Beautiful | May 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

UVA Men’s Swim Team: “2 Of Us Are Gay, The Other 3 Don’t Care”

The Internet has been abuzz lately with Tumblr blogs like I, Too, Am Harvard and I, Too, Am Oxford, which focused on the experiences of students of color amongst the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2014 - 3:40 pm