Tag: Asians

U.S. Income Surges, but Women, Minorities Remain Behind

2015 saw an increase in median household income for whites, Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the newest report from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed, the highest increase being among Hispanic households. According to the report, 2015 saw an additional estimated 3.3 million people with earnings over 2014, regardless of work experience….

Hollywood Projects Stunning Lack of Diversity

By Sheryl Estrada It’s not a news flash that major Hollywood films lack diverse characters.The acting nominees for this year’sAcademy Awards were solely white actors and actresses. However, more jarring evidence has been revealed. The study “Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Character Gender, Race and LGBT Status”…

You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay In Most States

The nation erupted in celebrations this weekend after the Supreme Court’s announcement that same gender marriage is now legal in all 50 states, prompting the trending topic #LoveWins to explode all over social media. But despite this monumental victory for the LGBT community and allies alike, a lot of work…

Lack of Diversity Costing Hollywood Money

By Sheryl Estrada According to “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” which makes a correlation between diversity and revenue in Tinseltown, business as usual “may soon be unsustainable” as “diversity sells.” The report is the second in a series from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies…

UPDATE: Alabama Officer Charged With Assault, Will Be Fired

By Albert Lin The police officer who partially paralyzed a 57-year-old Indian grandfather has been arrested on third-degree assault charges. Eric Parker of the Madison (Alabama) Police Department surrendered to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey said at a small news conference that he…

Welcome to the Most Diverse Congress Yet

By Chris Hoenig Congress is still predominantly white and predominantly male, but the 114th Congress, sworn in on Tuesday, is the most diverse ever. There are 535 elected seats on Capitol Hill—435 in the House, 100 in Senate. In the House, three women are making history: New Jersey Democrat Bonnie…