Tag: Minorities

The Student Body Is Deaf and Diverse. The School’s Leadership Is Neither.

Student protests over the hiring of a white hearing superintendent have roiled a school for the deaf that serves mostly Black and Hispanic students in the Atlanta area and have focused attention on whether school leaders should better reflect the identities of their students. The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, run by the Georgia […]

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Meta4 Capital will invest up to $100M in rare NFTs

The minority-owned fund has backing from Andreessen Horowitz, one of the biggest and most-connected venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Meta4 Capital is being set up by Fund Management, a cryptocurrency-focused investment management company. Miami-based Meta4 Capital’s managing partners are Brandon Buchanan and Nabyl Charania. The fund is still raising the rest of the $100 […]

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Concerns About Diversity as Black Staff Members Leave Congress

Congress pays its interns, but more than two-thirds were white in 2019, according to a report by Pay Our Interns, a nonprofit that advocates paid internships nationwide. But fellowships, which seek more experienced candidates than internships, are still sometimes unpaid. And while the House has created an Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Senate Democrats […]

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Was My Black Colleague Right to Skip Our Firm’s Recruitment Event?

I lead a department within a medium-size company, where we’ve had a lot of discussions about making our hiring practices more inclusive. Although we do well on the gender front, we are about 85 percent white. Our motives for pursuing more diversity are somewhat altruistic — we pay very well, so hiring minorities makes a […]

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Racial Bias Skewed Small-Business Relief Lending, Study Says

But Sergey Chernenko, an associate professor of finance at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, who was not involved in Dr. Howell’s research, said the new paper aligned with his own findings on race-based gaps in Paycheck Protection Program lending. At an economic conference next month, he will present a paper that concluded that Black-owned […]

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A Sea of White Faces in Australia’s ‘Party of Multiculturalism’

MELBOURNE, Australia — She seemed an ideal political candidate in a country that likes to call itself the world’s “most successful multicultural nation.” Tu Le, a young Australian lawyer who is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, was set to become the opposition Labor Party’s candidate for Parliament in one of Sydney’s most diverse districts. She […]

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The Privilege of Mediocrity

GLANCE ACROSS THE American cultural landscape and you’ll find a growing number of people of color who have gained the right to dictate the terms of their art, from Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Lopez, who signed big-figure development deals with Netflix, to the showrunner Misha Green, whose “Lovecraft Country,” canceled by HBO after one season, […]

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The Broad Uses of Disability Rights Protections

Disability legal protections are similarly flexible. When the Supreme Court issued a series of opinions restricting the definition of disability, leaving many people with less obvious impairments out of the scope of nondiscrimination law, advocates convinced Congress to pass the A.D.A. Amendments Act of 2008. The law ensured the A.D…’s definition of disability was interpreted […]

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Metropolitan Opera Returns With ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’

After eight minutes of applause, the curtain had dropped for a final time, and many members of the cast of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the first opera by a Black composer in the 138-history of the Metropolitan Opera, began to cry. “This is crazy,” said Terence Blanchard, the composer, as he embraced singers, […]

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