Authentic Engagement with Diversity, and More

May 15, 2019

In The Lens this week, learn about authentic engagement with diversity, national park accessibility, and LGBTQ+ representation on children's show "Arthur."

The Disability Employment Gap, and More

May 1, 2019

In The Lens this week, read about what's behind the low employment rate among people with disabilities, one woman's experience of diving for the Coast Guard, and why the Association of Black Seminarians is calling for restorative...

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...

Intergroup Dialogue, #ActuallyAutistic, Intersex Rights

August 29, 2018

Brighid Dwyer, a professor and director of the Program on Intergroup Relations in Villanova University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, describes how she facilitates intergroup dialogue and why she thinks it’s so valuable. Intergroup dialogue involves facilitated conversations...

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...