As many studies and reports look at diversity within cities, they often produce total numbers which don’t always tell the entire story. Pricenomics takes a look at diversity within cities and produces and interesting story with regards to how we see our cities. Chris Dickersin-Prokopp of Greater Great Washington then took that data and produced a really fascinating breakdown and revisits the way in which diversity is measured.
It’s been said that Queens, NY is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. With that comes authentic cuisine from around the globe. Travel Channel‘s Bizarre Foods, hosted by Andrew Zimmern, dedicated an episode to some of the more interesting dishes you may not be able to find at your local strip mall. If you want to experience food from countries without having to have a passport, take a trip to the borough of Queens.
Brian Krzanich made waves at CES in Las Vegas this week when he revealed that Intel would be making a huge commitment to diversity. The forward thinking CEO culminated his keynote speech by announcing their intention to increase the diversity of its U.S. workforce by 2020.
Asian American EDM group, Far East Movement has released a two-part mini documentary series looking back on the city’s legacy of racism and destruction and how Ktown has developed into “the melting pot of Los Angeles.”
In recent weeks we have written about the recent developments across the country concerning gun violence. Last week we wrote about NBA players showing support for the victims of gun violence as they wore their ‘I Can’t Breathe’ for pregame warmups. This past weekend, Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt in support of Tamir Rice and John Crawford to which the Cleveland Police Department took offense, calling the shirt “pathetic.”
Forty four major print publications were analyzed and white models appeared on covers 567 times, while nonwhite models only made 119 appearances. Interesting to note that Vogue Japan displayed three models of color on this year’s covers. Only one of the magazine’s cover models was of Japanese descent, and Vogue Korea featured four nonwhite models out of its 13 total cover models. Click here to read more.
A measure before the City Council would allow residents to describe themselves as more than one race on official forms. The measure would change dozens of official documents, including applications for public housing, registration with the Department of Small Business Services and complaint forms with the city’s Commission on Human Rights. Click here to read more.
As we celebrate, thank and remember all the men and women who served in the armed forces today, it is important for us to recognize the increase of racial diversity of those who protect and fight for our country. Latinos make up about 6 percent of U.S. military veterans, according to a September 2014 report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. Although this number may seem low, it is rapidly changing and the population of Hispanic veterans is expected to double in the next ten years, according to Barbara Ward, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Minority Veterans. Click here to read more.
Tuesday was a big day for Republicans as they swept the mid-term elections to take control of both the House and the Senate. While this may not be much of a surprise considering most nationwide polls forecasted the lopsided victory, the true story of the night revolved around the numerous victories for minimum wage increases that occurred in the same local elections where anti-minimum wage Republicans also won.