Check out featured diversity, equity, and inclusion related stories in the news:
- International Women's Day 2021 Celebrations Around the World
- From Spain to Kenya, Pakistan and Thailand, women from around the world amplify their voices in recognition of International Women's Day. Check out these powerful images of women who are celebrating, protesting and advocating for their rights, issues, and causes globally.
- Summit on Culture Keynote: The intersection of Contemporary Black Culture and Politics Through Hip Hop
- On Thursday, March 25, Dr. Carlton Usher, author of "A RHYME IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE: Hip Hop and the Creation of a Political Philosophy" will discuss the intersection of contemporary Black culture and politics through hip hop.
- Apologies Alone Won’t Solve Structural Racism: We Need a Reckoning with the Racist Roots of U.S. Medicine
Recently, The Journal of the American Medical Association's (JAMA) Clinical Reviews podcast recorded an episode with the Twitter headline: No physician is racist, so how can there be structural racism in health care? The tweet is now deleted, and JAMA has since issued an apology for it, and for the podcast, but not before historians of medicine uttered a collective “what now?” This response article includes many examples, both current and past, of racism in health care and asks, beyond an apology, what the medical profession intends to do now.
- A Timeline of the Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman
- March 10 marks the birthday of abolitionist and American icon, Harriet Tubman. This timeline of her life gives a detailed account of her accomplishments and impact whose legacy is a catalyst for social justice, human rights, and freedom.
- Covid-19 Exposed Need to Protect Older People’s Rights
Failures to contain Covid-19 have taken a devastating toll on older people, from those living in nursing homes to those whose livelihoods are threatened by lockdowns. The pandemic has exposed deeply ingrained ageism and underscored that failing to protect the rights of older people has serious consequences.
- Potato Head goes gender neutral. What is gender neutrality and how can I be more inclusive?
- Hasbro, the company that makes Potato Head, made the brand gender neutral by dropping the "Mr." from its name. While more symbolic than substantive, it speaks to the growing push for inclusivity across U.S. institutions.