Diverse Mentors, Black Faculty, Trans Models

November 14, 2018

The Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey of 5,000 recent college grads reveals racial disparities in the amount and type of mentoring students receive during college. Less than half the students reported that they had a mentor who “encouraged them...

Diversity Wins, Diverse Books, UC Davis

November 7, 2018

Tuesday’s 2018 midterm elections saw a historic shift not only in voter turnout, but in the diversity of the winning candidates. In Connecticut, Jahana Hayes has become the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives,...

Opportunity Gaps, Science vs. Power, Race in College Applications

November 1, 2018

Whether a student pursues an advanced degree depends significantly on their parents’ level of educational attainment, according to a new study by Gallup, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admission Council. Students with...

Disabilities and Absenteeism, #WontBeErased, Native American Invisibility

October 24, 2018

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of more than 26,000 students ages 5 to 17 found that those with at least one developmental disability were twice as likely to be chronically absent...

The Memo, Native American voters, Women in prison

October 17, 2018

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” approach has been largely unsuccessful among women of color, despite her recent efforts to highlight racially based disparities in pay and representation. Instead, women of color are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship, “where they...

Yale Law, Counter Mapping, Biased Reading Lists

October 10, 2018

Some students at Yale Law School are questioning whether their institution is living up to its professed liberal values. Recent controversies—like a white student calling the cops on a Black student studying, a professor allegedly telling female...

Disability Exclusive Sororities, SING, The In-Between Space

October 3, 2018

Despite being described as “intelligent, motivated, and caring” by her sister, being a flier for George Mason University’s Division I cheerleading squad, and being involved in clubs and volunteering, college sophomore AnnCatherine Heigl—who has Down syndrome—was rejected...

Black Doctors, Brigid Hughes, Intra-Racial Discrimination

September 26, 2018

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that when Black men visited Black doctors, they were more willing to disclose their health problems and take the doctor’s advice on prevention measures than when...

Latinx, Blitab, Gender and Conference Calls

September 19, 2018

The word “Latinx” is now officially in Webster’s Dictionary, thanks to more and more people using the term as a gender-neutral alternative to “Latina” or “Latino.” Merriam-Webster defines “Latinx” as “of, relating to, or marked by Latin...

“Oregon Fail,” Multiracial Identities, Disability at Work

September 12, 2018

After attending an overnight field trip to study the Oregon Trail, a group of fourth grade girls worked with a parent to share their thoughts on the program via YouTube. They wondered why the stories of Native...