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Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
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Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
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'Rural America' is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. Understanding – and improving – these parts of the country is critical for all Americans.
Glossy magazines have a serious role to play.
England and Wales’ most senior justices at the opening of the Supreme Court in 2009.
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At least half of the UK's Supreme Court will retire in the next two years, presenting a prime opportunity for a more representative judiciary.
What stories can teach children about the world.
Turning its back on global talent?
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US businesses have benefitted from diversity and immigration has been an important source of this.
We must know people as they would like to be known, not as some dominant power has decided we shall know them.
Most whites would say they’re okay with diversity. But is there a threshold?
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Wittingly or not, Donald Trump may have exploited group threat to turn people's fears into votes.
Union workers supporting coal energy (right) face off against environmentalists in Pittsburgh, 2013.
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Most Americans care about the environment, but they didn't vote that way this year. Two political scientists urge the movement to build better connections with blue-collar workers and immigrants.
How many non-white writers are published in Australia each year? Is their job to remain at the exotic margins of our literary culture?
A recent attempt to broaden the Stella Count by measuring the diversity of writers reviewed proved to be a hard ask. Is the bigger problem here the whiteness of our publishing industry?
It is a myth that children don’t notice difference or ‘see’ race.
By four years, children have already begun to internalise bias and stereotypes. Yet research shows teachers and parents are often uncomfortable or unsure about talking to children about cultural difference.
And it's largely to do with sex, death and moving house.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s message of love matters today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?
Teachers need support to make sure they deal well with diversity and conflict.
Teachers need training and support to deal with increasing diversity in their classrooms.
South Africa isn’t the “rainbow nation” some claim it to be.
How can conversations around race, class and gender be allowed back into classrooms without becoming emotionally harmful and divisive?
Mixed response to May’s faith school plan.
Allowing new faith schools to religiously select 100% of their pupils is not only problematic in terms of social integration, it is simply unfair.
“Black hair” has sparked a new racism row at a top South African school.
Schools need to adapt and evolve in changing circumstances and conditions as their students' demographic composition shifts.
Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray in Jack Irish. In 1999, Pederson was one of two Indigenous actors on Australian TV.
Indigenous representation in TV dramas has surged, but other culturally diverse groups are still under-represented on screen.
The Nine Network’s Here Come The Habibs is one of very few Australian TV programs not dominated by Anglo-Australian faces.
A generation on from revelations about the lack of diversity in the Australian media at the dawn of the digital era, what is pushing this concern now? And what’s changed since then?