Author: Sheryl Estrada

College-Educated Black Women Least Likely to Have a Well-Educated Spouse

A recent Social Mobility Memo of The Brookings Institution indicates a large percentage of Black women with college degrees remain unmarried because they seek to only wed a Black, educated man. “Single black female BA seeks educated husband: Race, assortative mating and inequality,” published April 9, offers that the current…

BASF Science Education Initiatives Attract Female Students

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Along with creating chemistry, BASF (No. 26 on the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies List) is working to create future scientists in the U.S. Currently, the U.S. Department of Education is putting aheavy focus on preparing students for careers in the areas of science,…

Princeton's 'Urban Congo' Controversy Highlights Race Relations

Princeton University (photo by Shutterstock) When an April 4 performance by the Princeton Urban Congo, a student group of white males on Princeton University’s swim and diving teams, was posted on social media, it placed a spotlight on race relations at the school. Dressed in loincloths, the young men practiced…

Hairstyles of Black Women: Cases of Discrimination

It’s 2015, yet the natural hair and hairstyles of Black women continue to be taboo in mainstream society in the U.S. and abroad. At the workplace, during travel and even at leisure, Black women face an additional layer of discrimination. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) When Malaika Singleton, Ph.D., a neuroscientist…

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Mental Health Crisis

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock In the midst of continual debate between political parties on establishing effective immigration reform, little attention is given to the fact the mental health of thousands of Latino youth, born in the United States and whose parents are undocumented immigrants, is being compromised. “Anxiety…