Mike Epps partners with AOL Originals and takes it to the streets to address racial stereotypes. Titles like “Black People Love Fried Chicken” and “Asians Can’t Drive” give you an idea of where Epps is going with this. “Some racist jokes are based on truths and others on stereotypes. The show examines the source, and at the same time, we get a good laugh out of it,” say Epps. Click here to see the first five episodes.
The answer is yes. At issue is Saunders Hall. William Saunders was a local klan organizer in the late 1800s. UNC students are currently gathering on campus to demand the name to be changed. The university trustees are considering the students’ demand.
Watch it here.
RVCA is one of the leading lifestyle clothing brands out in the market today. They specialize in board-sports with the beach, surfing, and skateboarding being a huge part of their identity. In attempt to expand their niche and brand, they teamed up with Compton native, YG.
USA TODAY reports find that many police forces across the United States lack diversity. The findings show that Black and Latinos are widely underrepresented in police departments across the nation.
St. Petersburg, Fla., Police Chief Anthony Halloway discusses the importance of diversity in law enforcement.
“You’ve got to have a diverse police department, so you can hear what’s coming from the community.”
With police forces killing people of color, specifically Black men, every 28 hours, it is important to question how diversifying police departments will play a role in stopping these injustices. Check out the stats here.
Recently, leading tech companies have been critiqued for their lack of diversity in the work place, causing Intel to commit to spending $300 million to increase workforce diversity by 2020. According to USA Today, Valleywag reported that major tech companies, such as Adobe, IBM, Qualcomm and Apple will not be giving employees the day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Does not observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official holiday further show the lack of diversity efforts in the tech industry? Read more here.
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.”