In a time of great diversity, inclusion has never been stronger. Nike is one of the largest and most recognizable brands in the world, and has been on a big push for equality “Inspiration and Innovation for Every Athlete of the World”. Most recently Nike unveiled their equality campaign that features some of the biggest athlete of our time and supports all athletes no matter where they come from.
February is Black History Month, and was first officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976, only 41 years ago. The purpose of Black History Month is to recognize black achievements and celebrate trailblazer who overcame major obstacles. The United States still lives under a very dark history because of slavery and the slave trade. On paper, America stood for freedom. But that freedom was denied to black America. White America, lived in a privileged world that denied human rights to others who look different.
The Racial Dot Map
If you want an amazing illustration of diversity in the United States, look no further than this map, which was created by placing a single dot, color-coded by race, for every single man, woman, and child in the United States.
Sadly, the US Army private-turned leaker of classified materials request to be referred to by the first name Chelsea and the female pronoun has been met with derision from some and confusion from others. For a reminder of why such issues matter, look no further than this story, about the murder of a transgender reality TV star in Fontana. The young woman’s friends believe her killing was a hate crime.
— Bad Girl FeFe (@OhUThirstyHuh) August 22, 2013
The trending hashtag of the week asks why there aren’t more lingerie models who are anything other than young, white, and very skinny.
Just do it. This commercial makes the list for its impressively diverse cast. We especially appreciated the young Asian man taking on none other than LeBron James – a bit of casting that seems especially appropriate in a post-Yao, post-Linsanity era.