What It’s Like to Be the One POC in the Room, and More

February 20, 2019

What is it like to be the one POC in the workplace? Is Japan appropriating lowrider culture? What does inclusive sustainability look like?

The language of leadership, Inclusive Barbie, Jussie Smollett

February 13, 2019

Why is it that when a male politician speaks in a powerful tone, he is considered just that, but when a female politician does so, she is marked “bossy,” “shrill,” or “bitchy” by both men and women?...

Intercultural relations skills, AI in healthcare, Adidas

February 6, 2019

A Duke professor was recently asked to step down from her administrative post after sending a threatening email to students that strongly discouraged them from speaking Chinese in the student areas. In the email, the professor wrote...

Salary Negotiations, Deep Canvassing, Ableism

January 30, 2019

Previous studies tell us that women are less likely than men to negotiate pay, and that when women do negotiate, they walk away with less than men do—especially when it comes to high-skill, high-paying jobs. In a...

ICE, To Kill a Mockingbird, Nathan Phillips

January 23, 2019

Joining over 250 cases of wrongful detainment by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the past six years, a recent case involving a U.S. citizen of Latinx ethnicity brings the underlying currents of racism in immigration enforcement...

Food Insecurity on Campus, Government Shutdown, Biased Testing

January 16, 2019

At the request of four U.S. senators, the Government Accountability Office has released a report on an oft-overlooked topic: the state of food insecurity across the nation’s campuses. While many schools do have food pantries on campus...

Online Abuse, Rural Queerness, Colectivo Moriviví

January 9, 2019

A new study by Amnesty International finds that women of color, especially Black and Latinx women, are more likely than any other demographic group to be targeted by online abuse. Black women are 84 percent more likely...

Neil deGrasse Tyson, LGBTQ caravan, Black public intellectuals

December 19, 2018

A few years ago, Tchiya Amet, a Black woman, accused popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson of raping her while they were both astrology graduate students. Amet eventually left the program because of that experience. Other women have...

Anti-Semitism, Casey Gerald, Lean In

December 12, 2018

In the past two years, anti-Semitic hate crimes have been on the rise in the U.S.—and even more so after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this past October. According to the Anti-Defamation...

Decolonizing the Library, Female Veterans, Inclusive Celebrations

December 5, 2018

Zita Cristina Nunes, writing for Smithsonian Magazine, reflects on the work of Dorothy Porter, a Howard University librarian who, in the 1930s, sought to decolonize the school’s library by ditching the Dewey Decimal system. As Porter explained,...