Articles by: Kaitlyn D'Onofrio
Kaitlyn D'Onofrio is associate editor at DiversityInc.


California Becomes First State to Legally Recognize Third Gender

California Becomes First State to Legally Recognize Third Gender

“Society forces people into boxes & tells us who we’re supposed to be. SB 179 helps people of all gender identities be their authentic selves,” said Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener.

Confederate President’s Name to be Replaced by Barack Obama’s at Mississippi School, Trump Will Get Wake-up Call When He Takes Office, Obama Says

Confederate President’s Name to be Replaced by Barack Obama’s at Mississippi School

Nearly all of the students in the entire Jackson Public School District are Black.

NFL Anthem Protests Are ‘Illegal,’ Senate Candidate Falsely Claims

NFL Anthem Protests Are ‘Illegal,’ Senate Candidate Falsely Claims

“That’s the law,” according to Alabama Republican Roy Moore, who himself was ousted from the state’s Supreme Court bench for refusing to follow the law.

Anne Frank Halloween Costume Shows ‘We Still Have a Long Way to Go’ in Holocaust Education

Anne Frank Halloween Costume Shows ‘We Still Have a Long Way to Go’ in Holocaust Education

A costume website described the 15-year-old Holocaust victim as “a young girl” who had “nothing but a diary and hope.”

Biloxi Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Makes 37% Black Mississippi ‘Uncomfortable’

Biloxi Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Makes 37% Black Mississippi ‘Uncomfortable’

Another school district opted to ban the book, whose themes align with the killings of Black men by police and the backlash to NFL players’ national anthem protests.

Trump Focused on Destroying Obama’s Legacy

Trump Focused on Destroying Obama’s Legacy

President Trump has made it a point to undo his predecessor’s work — seemingly just for the sake of doing so.

Model in Dove Ad Speaks Out: ‘I’m Not a Victim’

Model in Dove Ad Speaks Out: ‘I’m Not a Victim’

Lola Ogunyemi claims the full commercial’s message was distorted, but the clip that went viral represents a culture that continues to promote light skin as the most desirable.

Roy Moore Drew $180,000 Annual Salary for Part-time Work from Charity ‘Foundation for Moral Law’

Roy Moore Drew $180,000 Annual Salary for Part-time Work from Charity ‘Foundation for Moral Law’

Birther Republican Senate candidate Moore previously told a jury he does not collect a “regular salary” from the charity, which also employs two of Moore’s children.

BLM Co-founder Pens Letter for National Coming Out Day

BLM Co-founder Pens Letter for National Coming Out Day

“Get to know yourself. Learn from each scar, each wound, each victory,” Alicia Garza writes in a letter addressed to her younger self in honor of National Coming Out Day.

Jemele Hill Suspended after Tweets About Cowboys Owner

Jemele Hill Suspended after Tweets About Cowboys Owner

ESPN cited Hill’s previous tweets about President Trump in a statement regarding her suspension.

‘Charlottesville 3.0’: White Nationalists Rally Again

‘Charlottesville 3.0’: White Nationalists Rally Again

The city is working to prevent future demonstrations from white supremacists.

Racist Dove Ad Depicts Women of Color as Unclean

Racist Dove Ad Depicts Women of Color as Unclean

The company said it “missed the mark” with an ad that shows a Black woman who turns herself white with Dove soap.

FEMA Removes Updates on Water, Electricity in Puerto Rico From Website

FEMA Removes Updates on Water, Electricity in Puerto Rico From Website

Less than 10 percent of residents have electricity and just above half have access to clean drinking water.

Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave of Absence

Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave of Absence

“I came of age in the 60s and 70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different,” Weinstein offers as reasoning for allegedly harassing women over a period of three decades.

Puerto Rico ‘On Its Own’ Financially, Budget Director Says, Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney

Puerto Rico ‘On Its Own’ Financially, Budget Director Says

“Puerto Rico is going to have to figure out how to fix the errors that it’s made for the last generation on its own finances,” said Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

Trump Seeks Praise from Devastated Puerto Ricans

Trump Seeks Praise from Devastated Puerto Ricans

“I think it’s now acknowledged what a great job we’ve done,” Trump said during his visit to Puerto Rico, which he treated as a publicity stunt rather than a response to a natural disaster.

Black Football Players Kicked Off High School Team for Protesting During National Anthem

Black Football Players Kicked Off High School Team for Protesting During National Anthem

“He has a slave master mentality,” one of the player’s mothers said of the coach who booted the boys from the roster.

Roy Moore, Alabama’s Extreme-Right Candidate for Senate Is Anti-LGBT, Pushed Birther Movement

Alabama’s Extreme-Right Candidate for Senate Is Anti-LGBT, Pushed Birther Movement

Roy Moore was also removed from the Alabama Supreme Court — twice — for his extreme views and also called Islam a “fake religion."