Affirmative Action, Students with Disabilities, Ethnic Studies

July 11, 2018

The Departments of Justice and Education this week rescinded guidance documents on Affirmative Action and related policies. The documents were meant to clarify existing laws and policies that allow colleges and universities to consider race as one...

The Travel Ban, Parran Hall, Youth Cinema Project

July 3, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled last week in favor of the Trump Administration’s travel ban barring immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. In a 5-4 opinion, the court ruled that the ban falls within...

Doubt-Raisers, Stuart Reges, Jobs for People with Disabilities

June 27, 2018

A new study finds that letters of recommendation for women include more “doubt-raisers”—statements that introduce doubt into the mind of the reviewer—than those written for men. Examples include “hedging” statements like “She might be good,” or “faint...

Gender Gaps w/o Bias, Gender Variance History, Althea Garrison

June 22, 2018

In a recent report by PS: Political Science & Politics, self-audits of five major political science journals show that while there is significant underrepresentation of publications by women in the field, this underrepresentation is not due to...

Iftars, Anthony Bourdain, Disability Terminology

June 15, 2018

In Islam, iftars are daily celebrations during the month of Ramadan when friends and family come together to break fast, usually in a home or a mosque. In recent years, organizations like MPower Change, co-founded by prominent...

Counterspaces, LGBTQ Representation, and “Be My Eyes”

June 8, 2018

Just one of the challenges Black women graduate students face at predominantly white institutions is finding adequate opportunities to develop their academic writing. Studies show that their research interests are often minimized, undermined, or deemed controversial, and...

Princess Tiana, “Animals,” and a Starbucks Update

June 1, 2018

Andrea Davis, an African American teacher, first encountered the Disney Princess Tiana featured on a shampoo bottle in Macy’s. For Davis—a college student at the time—it represented her childhood struggle of finding a princess who looked like...

Trans-Centered Beauty Classes, Anti-Mom Bias, Artists with Disabilities

May 25, 2018

Sephora Is Launching In-Store Beauty Classes for Trans People, by Arabelle Sicardi of them. Beginning in June 2018, French cosmetics chain Sephora will offer “a series of in-store programming around the country for the trans and nonbinary...

Affluent Black Teens, Campus Recruiters, Trans History

May 18, 2018

A collaborative study between the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health, and School of Public Health suggests that race, and not gender or socioeconomic status, has the biggest impact...

First-Gen College Students, Colorado State, Food Access Stereotypes

May 11, 2018

Rocío A. Pérez, Principal of Inventiva Consulting, shares her story of attending college as a first-generation college student. She writes of how she grew up in a distressed town in Texas and how both her parents had...