Tag: Di-for-you

Patricia Arquette: Equal Pay Only for White Women

By Albert Lin Patricia Arquette’s plea for equal pay for women during her Oscar acceptance speech drew almost universal applause, but further comments she made at a press conference backstage generated plenty of ire. At the end of her acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress win, Arquette said, “To…

'I Didn't Know That [Slur] Was Even a Word'

By Chris Hoenig An Ohio news anchor somehow managed to use a racial slur on-air without even knowing it was a word. Not just once, but twice. Or at least that’s what she said. Kristi Capel, a former Miss USA pageant winner and current morning-show anchor for Cleveland’s FOX 8…

'And the Winner Is White!'

By Albert Lin Oscar’s lack of diversity is not just a problem this year. As this animation by Norwegian artist Brd Edlund shows, no nonwhite group has made much of a dent in any of the Academy’s major awards, dating back to 1929. Diversity Among Winners at the Oscars from…

Racist Letter on Official Police Letterhead Threatens Black Officers

By Chris Hoenig A threatening, racist letter written on official police department letterhead has led to an investigation within the Bridgeport (Conn.) Police Department. The letter, which opens and closes with “WHITE POWER” in all caps, says “these Black Officers belong in the toilet” and issues a warning to a…

Why Can't This N.M. Newspaper Stop Running Racist Cartoons

By Albert Lin The Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record and editorial cartoonist Keith Bell are at it again. Four years after the two were criticized for a cartoon that was racist to the town’s majority-Latino population, they have collaborated on an illustration that is racist to Blacks and Latinos. Here’s the…

Justice Dept. Ready to Sue Ferguson Police

By Albert Lin The other shoe could be about to drop on the Ferguson Police Department. The Ferguson PD avoided legal action when a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Now, however, CNN is reporting that the…

Gay Ex-Player's Path to MLB's First Inclusion Ambassador

Pro sports is one of many industries that struggle in the D&I space, most having little or no structured diversity programs in place. Of all the pro sports, Major League Baseball is a little ahead of the curve, routinely scoring a B/B+ overall in The Institute for Diversity and Ethics…

What Happened When Cop Turned Off Dash Cam

By Chris Hoenig St. Louisarea police have been under heightened scrutiny since their aggressive tactics during protests in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Now, an officer’s decision to turn off her dash cam during a struggle with a suspect is drawing sharp criticism. At issue here isn’t…