"This is not a volume game. It’s not about, 'Let’s just get lots of women.'" says Pinterest's head of diversity Candice Morgan.
“The theme of remembering your history and where you came from made me realize how much I didn’t know about myself or my history.” – Cornell senior Rachel Powell on her new clothing line, ROOTS
“We have plenty of apps that tell us how to find a date or get food delivered to our front door, but not enough around how to find clean water, track the health outcomes in your neighborhood, or other things that impact communities of color.”
"Show love. Making the right connections leads to allies, and my allies have become part of my incredible support system.” – Sequoia Blodgett
by Stewart Hendricks
How do individuals carve out their own spaces, within and beyond the academy?
by Ekene Ugboaja
“Finding a ‘cultural fit’ is important, but, left unexamined, it can create opportunity for bias and prejudice to enter into the hiring process.”
by Lydia Anglin
My peers and I all have so many opinions regarding what it means to be a young person of color in this rapidly changing landscape. It can be empowering to know that you are not alone.
“These seeds were planted before the backlash of #OscarsSoWhite and are now bearing fruit.” — Poppy Hanks, SVP at MACRO
One year after #OscarsSoWhite took Hollywood to task for its lack of representation, stories about a gay Black kid coming of age in Miami; an adopted man tracing his roots to Kolkata, India; and a celebration of Polynesian history were among the most lauded films of 2016. How do we turn today’s momentum into continued progress?
“The work of Viola Davis and Denzel Washington allowed my dad to have closure he didn't even realize he was seeking.” – and other reflections from Jopwell’s squad on a monumental year in TV and film.
"Just being genuine and transparent with my scholars goes a long way. I make sure they know that my upbringing and roots are important to me."
by Vaughn Calhoun
There is an experience gap in higher education, and it has nothing to do with seniority. To bridge it, PWIs need more faculty and staff of color.
"People of the African diaspora have a critical role to play in African development as partners, not saviors,” says Releaf cofounder Ikenna Nzewi.
by Akintunde Ahmad
This is the story of my friend who traveled 10,000 miles to Africa and was spat on by a White woman.
by Myya D. Jones
This country belongs to us.
by Kimbrely Dandridge
If my time as president of Ole Miss taught me anything, it’s that we have the power to energize, heal, and unite our nation.
How have Barack Obama’s eight years in office impacted the way we think about opportunity?
by Lauren DeLisa Coleman
We choose beautiful locations around the world and design an all-inclusive program that allows students to focus on learning.
by Karonhiakwe:kon Parker
Working in medicine for six years, I realized that one thing Western medicine lacks is cultural competency – not just for Native people.
Nine months and 182 posts into our journey, it’s been a whirlwind (the good kind). Here’s a highlight reel of the stories shared in 2016.
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