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It’s Time to Look at Race Again

2021-04-11T22:05:54+00:00April 11th, 2021|

It’s been 24 years since the federal government looked at the racial classifications used by agencies like the U. S. Census Bureau. Whatever the government decides trickles down to businesses, schools, medical facilities, and others. It is important and it is not too late. Michael Van Cleve, a Project RACE member, and attorney has filed a lawsuit in Florida. He is suing the U.S. Commerce Department, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the U.S. Census Bureau, concerning race and ethnicity data collection. If the lawsuit is successful, the [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-04-09T13:47:08+00:00April 9th, 2021|

  Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s article is about Major League Baseball's second baseman Kolten Wong. Born in Hilo, Hawaii on October 10th, 1990, Kolten Kaha Wong is of both Hawaiian and Chinese descent. Kolten’s father, Kolen, was also a very successful baseball player. After graduating High School, Kolen played baseball at the Division I level for the University of Southern California. Succeeding at the college level, Kolen also spent two years playing single-A professional baseball for the Reno Silver Sox. After moving back to Hawaii, Kolen decided to dedicate [...]

Response to “An Interesting Question”

2021-04-05T15:58:27+00:00April 5th, 2021|

I received this reply when I queried the bank about the racial and ethnic questions they ask on surveys: Hello Susan, Thanks so much for reaching out and inquiring about one of our survey questions. We include this particular question because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law passed by the European Union in 2016 requires that we get consent from individuals to collect various protected classes of information, including race and ethnicity.   While the GDPR law applies only to residents of the European Union, Ipsos as a global company [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-04-04T20:42:36+00:00April 4th, 2021|

Jhene Aiko Jhene Aiko is a singer and songwriter who is recently coming off an impressive showing at the Grammy Awards this year.  With her 2020 album release of Chilombo, Jhene was able to garner three grammy nominations which included the highly coveted award for Album of the Year.  Jhene is a musical artist who is gaining more and more fans due to the appeal of her music. These accomplishments come as no surprise considering Jhene has been influenced by the music industry due to her older sister Mila who [...]

Failed Diversity

2021-04-02T20:38:15+00:00April 2nd, 2021|

Why U.S. News & World Report Failed Diversity 101: Vivia Chen By Vivia Chen Its foray into law school diversity ranking has been a fiasco. Is this emblematic of how even some sophisticated institutions mishandle diversity? This is not the most politic thing to say but here I go: We should stop putting old White men in charge of decisions about diversity. I know that’s a comment that will raise eyebrows but that was my gut reaction when I heard about U.S. News & World Report’s embarrassing foray into law [...]

An Interesting Question

2021-03-29T16:43:34+00:00March 29th, 2021|

An Interesting Question I was filling out a survey today for my bank and came to a question I have never seen asked before. The question is this: Do you accept the collection of race and ethnicity data? I could answer yes or no. What do you think about this question? Susan Graham for Project RACE

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-03-26T00:11:35+00:00March 26th, 2021|

Famous Friday: Boman Martinez-Reid Guys! I got to chat with my favorite TikTok creator today! Like almost everyone I know, I have spent an unreasonable amount of time on TikTok in the past year. When I should be studying for AP exams, I’m on TikTok watching cooking videos, sports debates, and things I couldn’t describe if I tried, I’ve seen TikToks from more creators than I can count. But if I had to choose one creator as my very favorite, I’d choose Boman Martinez-Reid. Boman, known on social media as [...]

Negative Words and Children

2021-03-25T03:51:34+00:00March 25th, 2021|

Negative words impact children's negative opinions of others, study finds By Megan Marples, CNN Updated 12:01 AM ET, Wed March 24, 2021 Children who overheard negative words about a fictional group were more likely to have a negative attitude toward that group compared to children who did not overhear anything. (CNN)It turns out children really are listening to what you say. Children who overheard someone saying negative words about a particular group of people developed negative biases toward them, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Child Development. [...]

A First Step

2021-03-24T16:18:13+00:00March 24th, 2021|

The Story Evanston, Illinois, has become the first US city to approve reparations for Black Americans. Fill me in. Reparations are a way to address historical injustices. And are most often given in the form of compensation. Native Americans received reparations for the US's seizure and pillaging of native lands. As did Japanese Americans affected by internment camps. But Black Americans have been excluded. Time and time again, the US has failed to compensate Black Americans for slavery and generations of racial discrimination that have led to wealth, housing, and education disparities. Now, a Chicago suburb is paving [...]

This is very scary

2021-03-19T22:54:45+00:00March 19th, 2021|

Lawmakers seek to pass mandatory training bills to divide Washingtonians based on race and sexuality, and then label them as oppressors and victims By LIV FINNE  |  BLOG Mar 18, 2021   This week the House Education and House College and Workforce Development Committees is moving to vote three mandatory training bills, SB 5044, SB 5227, SB 5228, out of committee, another step in the process of becoming adopted as state law.  The bills are, SB 5044 would require Critical Race Training for K-12 school staff; SB 5227 would require Critical Race Training [...]

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