Why the SAT May be the Best Option

As long as schools brag about their low admission rates, campus diversity initiatives will always be about tweaking around the edges.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #california, #community-colleges, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only, #minorities, #sat-college-admission-test, #university-of-california

The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #board-diversity-action-alliance, #boards-of-directors, #burns-ursula-m, #discrimination, #minorities, #private-equity, #race-and-ethnicity, #venture-capital

One Thing We Can Agree on Is That We’re Becoming a Different Country

Tolerance and intolerance are taking on many different guises.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #florida-richard, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haidt-jonathan, #kaufmann-eric-1970, #liberalism-us-politics, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rodden-jonathan, #social-media, #sunstein-cass-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #beauty-concept, #black-in-fashion-council, #black-people, #british-vogue-magazine, #elle-magazine, #enninful-edward, #essence-magazine, #fashion-and-apparel, #hair, #harpers-bazaar, #hearst-corp, #hiring-and-promotion, #instyle-magazine, #knowles-beyonce, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #nasr-samira, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #vogue, #w-magazine, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

How Strong Is America’s Multiracial Democracy?

Recent research on racism, prejudice and politics suggests a broad range of possibilities.

#black-people, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #race-and-ethnicity, #sears-david-o, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-economy, #whites

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen

To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #art, #august-wilson-theater-manhattan-ny, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #black-theater-united, #broadway-league, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ford-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #nederlander-organization, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #shubert-organization, #shutdowns-institutional, #stage-directors-and-choreographers-society, #tesori-jeanine, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #tony-awards-theater-awards

Why an East Harlem Street Is 31 Degrees Hotter Than Central Park West

If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.

#air-conditioning, #black-people, #bronx-nyc, #discrimination, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #heat-and-heat-waves, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance

A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.

#black-people, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #infant-mortality, #jama-journal-of-american-medical-assn, #medicare, #minorities, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites, #your-feed-science

The Resilience of New York’s Black Homeowners

Black homeownership has declined in the city and nationally in the last 20 years, hindered by gentrification and inequitable lending policies.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #credit-and-debt, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #discrimination, #foreclosures, #gentrification, #minorities, #mortgages, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #wills-and-estates

How Racist Is America?

Bigotry and discrimination have not killed the American dream for all groups.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

We Are Leaving ‘Lost Einsteins’ Behind

Hundreds of thousands of highly capable people are being dropped by the wayside.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #educational-testing-service, #for-profit-schools, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states-economy

White House, Facing Voting Rights Defeats, Expands Investment

A $25 million Democratic National Committee initiative will seek to register voters and fight voter suppression, but it underscores Democrats’ challenges in their larger fight.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Trump’s Cult of Animosity Shows No Sign of Letting Up

As long as the former president dominates the G.O.P., “this animosity coalition will define the party.”

#black-people, #democratic-party, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-national-convention, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Judge Blocks $4 Billion U.S. Debt Relief Program for Minority Farmers

The aid program, part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed in March, is intended to help farmers who have endured generations of racial discrimination.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #minorities, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #wynn-scott

Return to Office? Some Women of Color Aren’t Ready

After more than a year of virtual work, employers are making plans to get back to the physical workplace. That has many workers worrying about the return of microaggressions and bias, too.

#black-people, #gender, #minorities, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

#annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #universal-music-group, #university-of-southern-california, #women-and-girls

Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants

Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #minorities, #oconnor-reed, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennessee, #texas

In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril

As G.O.P. legislatures move to curtail voting rules, congressional Democrats say authoritarianism looms, but Republicans dismiss the concerns as politics as usual.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #senate, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

How Asian Women Are Finding Confidence Through Self-Defense

Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asian-americans, #center-for-anti-violence-education, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #fear-emotion, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #self-defense, #women-and-girls

Surprise: Women and Minorities Are Still Underrepresented in Corporate Boardrooms

The latest version of a multiyear analysis of Fortune 100 and 500 companies found that white women made some gains but that true representation is decades away.

#alliance-for-board-diversity, #boards-of-directors, #fortune-magazine, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #minorities, #women-and-girls

Movie Museum Rethinks Exhibitions in Response to a Changing World

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening in September, has redesigned its galleries amid social movements like Black Lives Matter.

#metoo-movement, #academy-awards-oscars, #academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #kramer-bill-museum-executive, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #movies, #museums

Want More Diverse Conductors? Orchestras Should Look to Assistants.

At top American ensembles, young assistant conductors are a far more varied group than the reigning music directors. How can the next generation come to power?

#classical-music, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #women-and-girls

Medical Journals Reluctant to Take on Racism, Critics Say

An editor’s departure at JAMA is bringing calls for a sharper focus on racism and its consequences.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #american-medical-assn, #apologies, #discrimination, #doctors, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #medicine-and-health, #minorities, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #your-feed-science

Biden Promises Tulsa Massacre Survivors Their Story Will Be ‘Known in Full View’

The president, who has made racial equity and justice central themes of his administration, was in Tulsa, Okla., to commemorate a painful part of the country’s history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity

After prestigious law reviews adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors, researchers found, the articles they published were cited more often.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-law-review-journal, #harvard-university, #minorities, #research, #supreme-court-us

‘Asian American’ Is a Fiction. We Still Need It.

Against the racist and sexist fiction of the “Oriental,” we built the anti-racist, anti-sexist fiction of the Asian American.

#asian-americans, #colonization, #immigration-and-emigration, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity

Biden’s Budget Has Racial Equity Efforts Baked In

The budget, which was released on Friday, includes tens of billions of dollars worth of programs intended to bolster the fortunes of people of color and other historically underserved groups.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #federal-budget-us, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity

How A.D.H.D. Creators on TikTok Are Spreading Awareness

Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder most often diagnosed in white boys.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #minorities, #social-media, #women-and-girls

Young Americans on the Reaction to George Floyd’s Death

Readers share the effects of George Floyd’s death on their perceptions of race and racism. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

How Do You Persuade New Yorkers to Be Vaccinated? Knock on Their Doors.

As demand shrinks, the city is turning to door-to-door outreach to overcome vaccine skepticism. “Nobody I know took the shot,” one man said.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

How City Hall in New York City Saved Local News

City agencies are spending at least half of their ad budgets on local newspapers and websites. 

#adams-eric-l, #advertising-and-marketing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #chicago-ill, #city-council-nyc, #corp-for-public-broadcasting, #de-blasio-bill, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-budget-us, #garcia-kathryn, #minorities, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #online-advertising, #politics-and-government, #stanford-university, #state-legislatures, #university-of-north-carolina, #wiley-maya

Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers

Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #american-bankers-assn, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #credit-and-debt, #discrimination, #independent-community-bankers-of-america, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #minorities, #national-rural-lenders-association, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

A ‘Community for All’? Not So Fast, This Wisconsin County Says

In Wausau, Wis., the county board has debated a resolution aimed at embracing inclusion for nearly a year, with no agreement. Racial tensions that had simmered beneath the surface are now roiling the community.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #wausau-wis

‘Why Do We Deserve to Die?’ Kabul’s Hazaras Bury Their Daughters.

A bomb attack that killed scores of schoolgirls, members of a long-persecuted minority, offered still more evidence that Afghanistan may be on the verge of unraveling.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #education-k-12, #funerals-and-memorials, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #minorities, #taliban, #terrorism, #women-and-girls

Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope

Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #census, #democratic-party, #minorities, #population, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup

Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #karen-national-union, #minorities, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #politics-and-government, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #thant-myint-u, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Senate Begins Considering Diverse Slate of Biden Judicial Nominees

Democrats are hoping to remake the courts to counter the Trump administration’s conservative push.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #federal-courts-us, #jackson-akiwumi-candace, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #minorities, #public-defenders-and-court-appointed-lawyers-criminal, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

The Face of Solo Guitar Is Changing. It’s About Time.

Since the heyday of John Fahey, the genre has been seen as the province of white men. A new generation of diverse players is rapidly changing that.

#dorji-tashi, #guitars, #minorities, #music, #nayar-rachika, #raymond-gwenifer, #williams-yasmin-musician, #women-and-girls

Should Biden Emphasize Race or Class or Both or None of the Above?

A new paper heats up an old debate. 

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #zoning

Chloé Zhao and ‘Nomadland’ Win at 2021 Oscars

Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn won the acting awards and Emerald Fennell’s script for “Promising Young Woman” was recognized in a singular Oscars telecast.

#academy-awards-oscars, #academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #black-people, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

As Republicans Push to Limit Voting, Disagreements on Strategy Emerge

Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party’s own voters.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

Quebec’s Ban on Public Religious Symbols Largely Upheld

The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.

#freedom-of-religion, #legault-francois, #minorities, #muslim-veiling, #quebec-province-canada, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations

Shawn G. Kennedy, Times Reporter in a Vanguard, Dies at 73

She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #hiring-and-promotion, #kennedy-shawn-g, #minorities, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #washington-dc

Daunte Wright’s Death Is a Call to End Armed Traffic Stops

Automated technology and unarmed monitors could do most of the job more efficiently and more safely.

#black-people, #minorities, #police, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #wright-daunte-d-2021

U.S. Suicides Declined Over All in 2020 but May Have Risen Among People of Color

Despite dire predictions, the number of suicides fell by 5 percent over all. Still, smaller studies suggested the trends were much worse among nonwhite Americans.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #unemployment, #whites, #your-feed-science

Young Women Are Dropping Out of School and Work. Is Caregiving the Culprit?

While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #gender, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #youth

A Fierce Election Tests Modi’s Campaign to Remake India

The prime minister’s party is vying to dethrone a powerful politician in West Bengal. Even a close race could demonstrate the growing reach of his Hindu nationalist movement.

#adhikari-suvendu-1970, #all-india-trinamool-congress, #banerjee-mamata, #bharatiya-janata-party, #elections, #hinduism, #india, #minorities, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #west-bengal-india

The Fear That Is Shaping American Politics

It affects everyone from Joe Manchin to Joe Biden.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #manchin-joe-iii, #midterm-elections-2022, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Israelis and Americans Both Are Asking, Whose Country Is This Anyway?

Israel and the U.S. are trying to define anew what it means to be a pluralistic democracy.

#elections, #israel, #minorities, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orthodox-judaism, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-torah-judaism