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It's Time for an Inclusion Revolution

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

Brows furrowed, eyes focused, I was busy concentrating on my latest artistic masterpiece. As my hands carefully guided the acrylic paint across the canvas with the stroke of a brush, I became aware of a classmate standing nearby silently contemplating my subject. I paused and gave him a quizzical look. After all, my ninth grade art class was in full swing and we were supposed to be focused on our own work. Was there something that I could help him with? As if reading my mind, he said, "Why do you always paint black people?"

Written On Sunday, August 03 2014 23:52

#MayaAngelou: Why The Caged Bird Still Sings

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

I grew up with my mother telling me often that I was named after Dr. Maya Angelou, the great writer and poet laureate who died today at the age of 86. As the story goes, the year was 1970 and my mother was reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings while I was in the womb. As she finished the book, she swore to herself that if she had a girl she would name her after Maya Angelou because she wanted her daughter to have the author’s same fiercely independent spirit.

Written On Thursday, May 29 2014 09:58

150 Years of Racism: Attitudes in the American South

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

A new paper by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen has discovered that the proportion of enslaved residents in 1860 — 153 years ago — predicts race-related beliefs today.

Written On Wednesday, October 09 2013 23:07

Culture Matters: Defining Diversity Through Appreciating Culture

Written by Marva Allen

I discovered Pandora. I may be late to the game but thanks to my wonderful son I found this amazing technology. For those who are yet to discover Pandora, it is an Internet radio station that allows you to customize the music you want to listen to on any given day or for any given mood.

Written On Tuesday, February 05 2013 10:32

Before It’s Too Late, Let Us Not Forget…

Fifty years ago, Americans from community after community came together and committed to a vision for justice and equality.  People fought. People died. People transcended the small interests of their own needs, as Blacks, Jews, women, gays and lesbians, took real risks to advocate for change and common cause.

Written On Friday, November 16 2012 16:44

Asian Americans: Is Yellow the New White?

Written by Meizhu Lui

Asian Americans are seemingly well positioned these days, having surpassed white households in income and wealth levels. At least that’s the current story, repeatedly presented in the media. But is it true?  Is yellow really the new “in” color, the race most likely to succeed?

Written On Thursday, May 10 2012 13:57

From Appearance to Identity: How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census enumerators collecting data from household members. Yep, Census enumerators. For almost 200 years, the U.S. government counted people and recorded information about them in person, by sending out a representative to evaluate them directly.

Written On Tuesday, April 17 2012 15:21

Leticia Miranda, National Council of La Raza

Written by Spotlight

Leticia Miranda is the associate director of the Economic and Employment Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.  The Economic and Employment Policy Project provides NCLR’s perspective on employment, energy, retirement, and poverty policy at the federal level.

Written On Monday, December 12 2011 11:37
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