Michelle Guthrie in 2018: the former ABC managing director made greater staff diversity a top priority. But her final Equity and Diversity annual report failed to meet several long-held targets.
As we face a growing tide of unregulated hate speech, the media is crucial in normalising diversity. Yet progress here has been slow. Even the ABC has failed to meet some of its own targets for hiring a diversity of employees.
People waited outside the Supreme Court in 2013 to listen to the Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder voting rights case.
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When no one in Mississippi wins a majority of votes in an election, the legislature chooses the winner. This has led to white men winning over and over.
Less than one percent of state and local drug arrests involve amounts over a kilogram.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.
The institution’s west dormitory is depicted in this 1942 photograph. Scudder demanded that no walls be erected on the prison grounds.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
People of color face more obstacles on the path to an organ transplant.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
A marcher waves a flag during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2019.
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According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
Octavia Spencer is one of the few black women to have a lead role in a horror film.
For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
Not everyone possesses the skills to draw a cartoon, but pretty much anyone can make a meme.
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With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
Two icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. Left, Doris Day in 1955 London and right, Peggy Lipton in a promo photo from The Mod Squad, which first aired in 1968.
Left: (AP/Bob Dear) / Right: The Mod Squad
Doris Day and Peggy Lipton, two very different icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. What are their lasting legacies of white femininity?
The non-Hispanic white population is not growing as quickly as other groups in the U.S.
By 2050, the US will be a 'majority-minority' country, with white non-Hispanics making up less than half of the total population.
Women of color hold more professional and managerial jobs today than they did in 1996.
White men have historically and disproportionately held official, managerial and professional occupations. But women and people of color are slowly gaining.
Google’s homepage on Feb. 1, 2019, celebrated Sojourner Truth. But its algorithms do not reflect the same inclusive approach.
Google's algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.
LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.
In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
Marital status is a defining characteristic of U.S. tax law.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
A country's tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America's tend to promote inequality.
Members of Brisbane’s Sudanese community celebrate the signing of a peace accord that signalled an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War in 2005. The first recorded African-diaspora settlers in Australia were convicts who landed with the First Fleet in 1788.
A new collection of writing by African-diaspora Australians shares a diversity of experiences: stories of displacement, isolation, endurance and the right to call Australia home.
Library subjects and call numbers can be the subject of controversy.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
Families that spend more on housing may have less to spend on their health.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
Skilled craft jobs like plumbing and carpentry pay better than most blue-collar jobs.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
College yearbook editors in the 1960s juxtaposed pictures of traditional campus activities, such as Greek Life, alongside images of protests and marches.
The Kentuckian, 1968
Recent blackface scandals that involve college yearbooks have overshadowed how yearbooks also chronicled important turning points in the history of US higher education, a historian argues.
Preventing discrimination in the classroom.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.