Author: Frank Kineavy

Transgender Candidate Fights on in Senate Race

Misty K. Snow, a 31-year-old grocery store cashier who is also transgender, won the Utah Democratic nomination for Senate. Snow, who openly transitioned in 2014, is trying to become the first Democratic senator from Utah in nearly 40 years. She is the second transgender person to secure a major party…

Implicit Bias Training for Police Gaining Attention

During the first presidential debate late last month, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was asked whether she felt implicit bias was present among police. Her response: “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Clinton said if elected president she intends to implement implicit bias training for…

Racist Incidents on College Campuses Cloud New School Year

School may have just started a few weeks ago, but a number of college campuses throughout the country have already experienced incidents of campus racism. Students across these campuses have demonstrated their dismay over the discriminatory environments. This has left a number of administrations to take a long hard look…

Millions of Voters to be Shut out of the 2016 Election

Nearly six million people will be barred from voting in elections this November due to having felony convictions on their records. Heavyweights in the political world have weighed in on this topic, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who calls for voting rights to be reinstated immediately after someone…

Hollywood Not a Man Not White Don't Bother.

If one wants to build the prototypical Hollywood film, you would start with a white, heterosexual, able-bodied male lead, a new study confirms. The study, conducted by the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, shows that the gender…

Two Years After Ferguson: Has Reform Happened

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by former police officer Darren Wilson, whoresigned from his position but was not charged. Twenty-four months, periods of unrest and a Justice Department investigation later, the city remains in the early stages of transition. A complete overhaul,…