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New snake species with pitch black eyes from the Andes highlights hidden diversity

Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the …

Lupita Nyong’o: Why Diversity Thrives in the Star Wars Universe

Fresh off an Oscar win for her role in <i>12 Years a Slave</i>, Lupita Nyong’o is taking on an entirely new challenge: She plays alien Maz Kanata via motion …

Black Twitter drags the uneducated who claim #TheWiz is racist

Tonight, the live action TV adaptation of the Tony award winning musical, <i>The Wiz,</i> is set to air on NBC at 8/7c. Many have been anticipating the …

In Supreme Court case, university defends race-based policy giving middle-class minorities an edge

With the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action hanging by a thread at the Supreme Court,<p>University of Texasofficials are struggling to explain a policy that gives an extra edge to Latino and African American students from middle-class households and top-performing high schools.<p>It is …

bask in the beauty of body diversity

Our #SizeMatters week has us delving deep into the i-D archives. We all know that variety is the spice of life so celebrate the beauty in the differing and the divine body types that have been showcased in the pages of i-D.<p>Photography Tyron Lebon, Styling Julia Sarr-Jamois [The Beautiful Issue, No. …

Vandals removed the word 'black' from Missouri's Black Culture Center

Amid a week already fraught with racial tension, students at the University of Missouri in Columbia woke up Thursday morning to news that vandals had …

TECH’S BIG GENDER DIVERSITY PUSH, ONE YEAR IN

Is anyone making headway on recruiting and retaining more women? Behind the scenes at the world’s largest conference for women in tech.<p><i>By Sarah</i> …

Chrystia Freeland, Bill Maher Debate Diversity, Syrian Refugees And Muslims On 'Real Time'

TORONTO — Canada's trade minister found herself in a spirited debate over diversity on an American late night show. Chrystia Freeland was part of a …

Tech community facing an ethnic diversity problem

Working in Toronto's tech community for the past five years, Saadia Muzaffar has overheard racist jokes only to be told, "I didn't mean all brown people – you're cool." Born and raised in Pakistan, the 38-year-old entrepreneur has been told it's a good thing she doesn't have an accent – in other …

The Emoji Diversity Problem Goes Way Beyond Race

If you updated to iOS 9.1 last month, you had a happy surprise: over 150 new emoji. Among them were a cheese wedge, a middle finger, a mosque, a …

Middle East

These parents are fighting to give pot to their kids

When Moriah Barnhart’s 2-year-old daughter Dahlia was attacked by intense tremors, fever and nausea in May 2013, she rushed the girl to a Tampa …

Aziz Ansari Explores Hollywood's Diversity Problem In Powerful Essay

"I still wonder if we are trying hard enough."<p>"Indians on TV," the fourth episode of Aziz Ansari's "Masters of None," acts as a kind of thesis statement for the entire superlative series, which debuted on Netflix on Friday. It opens with a montage of offensive depictions of people of South Asian …

A Guide to White Privilege For White People Who Think They've Never Had Any

I can relate to you. You are usually the white person who grew up poor, often living a marginalized existence, who overcame economic barriers to achieve a modicum of success as an adult. Sometimes, you knew a lot of other Black or Latino poor people and you compare yourself and your outcomes to …

After Criticism, Yale Sets Aside $50 Million Over 5 Years for Faculty Diversity – The Ticker - Blogs

Yale University announced on Tuesday that it would commit more than $50 million to bolster diversity on its faculty over the next five years.<p>The …

College basketball coaches jump in on affirmative action

Hundreds of college basketball coaches asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to preserve affirmative action in university admissions, writing in a friend of the court brief that they have seen the benefits of a diverse student body not just for minorities but for the other students who come to …

The Ethics of Killing Baby Hitler, Cont'd

Last week, I invited responses to my article on the ethics of killing an infant Adolf Hitler. Writing about Nazis doesn’t typically lead to productive discussions on the Internet, but I’ve been surprised by how thoughtful the responses have been overall, regardless of the respondents’ position. …

Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley Leaves Company Because Of Diversity Issues

Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley, the only black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter, just publicly announced that he has left the company. In his post, he says his reasons for leaving have everything to do with the way Twitter is addressing diversity and inclusion.<p>Though Miley was …

Prison Chaplain Shared Bible Verses About Sexual Ethics With Inmates. But It’s What Reportedly Happened Next That Has Him Suing.

A prison chaplain is claiming that he was essentially punished by officials for publicly sharing Bible verses opposed to homosexuality, and that he was forced to resign as a result of an uncomfortable work environment that followed.<p>The Rev. Barry Trayhorn began volunteering at the chapel inside HM …

George Lucas Gifts $10 Million to Support African American & Hispanic Students at USC’s Film School

George Lucas Gifts $10 Million to Support African American & Hispanic Students at USC's Film School<p>The George Lucas Family Foundation has announced a …

African-American News

Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>“Diversity” sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous<p>Ellen Berrey<p>October 26, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. Police departments from Baltimore to Minneapolis are …

LGBTQ Bullying: Zero Tolerance is Not the Answer.

Schools are now responding more consistently to LGBTQ harassment and to aggressive behaviors often termed bullying. Increased attention to the safety of LGBTQ students is indeed positive, but often the policies intended to assure safety have adverse effects for already marginalized students, …

A Strong Work Ethic Brings Sick Doctors to Work

There’s an ironic trend in the medical field: Health care workers often come to work while they’re sick themselves, endangering colleagues and …

N.J. school nixes Halloween celebrations, cites diversity

MAPLEWOOD -- Halloween should be celebrated at home, not at school.<p>That was the message one New Jersey elementary school sent to parents last week as …

School Diversity Doesn't Hurt White Kids' Test Scores

A new report challenges an old concern.<p>In the first episode of <i>This American Life’</i>s two-part series on school segregation, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones argues what many in the education community already know: school integration works as a solution to the country’s academic inequality problem. Yet …

Lorne Michaels Defends 'SNL' Diversity: 'We've Been Breaking Those Barriers From the Very Beginning'

“If that was how we were perceived then it had to be addressed, which is what I did,” producer says<p>Lorne Michaels doesn’t buy into criticism that …

The Path to Cultural Awareness for Whites

Most white people in the U.S. don't think a lot about white culture. We see whiteness as bland if we think about it at all. We often consider ourselves to be not white but a member of the ethnic group of the country that our ancestors left to come to the U.S.: "I'm not white, I'm Italian (or Irish, …

It's Time To Ditch Columbus Day And Replace It With THIS

It’s Time To Ditch Columbus Day And Replace It With THIS (VIDEO)<p>October 10, 2015Posted by: Marc Belisle History<p>In 1258, as Mongol hordes swept west …

World History