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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is one of only three Black films since 2018 to have a production budget exceeding $100 million. Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images

Resounding success of ‘Black Panther’ franchise says little about the dubious state of Black film

After the first ‘Black Panther’ shattered box office expectations, some critics wondered if it marked the dawn of a new era of big-budget Black films.
It’s been two years since corporations jumped on the diversity bandwagon after the tragic murder of George Floyd. They spoke about anti-Black racism and asserted their solidarity but promises are different than action. (Christina Wocintechchat/Unsplash)

Why corporate diversity statements are backfiring — Podcast

Corporations may have amped up their diversity statements, but their promises to promote anti-racist cultures without action plans can lead to greater blocks to success for racialized employees.
Inclusion goes beyond diversity by not just identifying differences, but celebrating and integrating them into daily work life. (Shutterstock)

Diversity in the workplace isn’t enough: Businesses need to work toward inclusion

If organizations truly want to retain diverse employees and have them be successful, they need to make consistent and sustained efforts to support inclusion.
Donald Trump is one of many political leaders through history who has claimed he embodies the voice of ‘the people’ – but which people he means matters quite a lot. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Why some people think fascism is the greatest expression of democracy ever invented

Some fascists claim that democracy and fascism have the same goal – to give effect to the will of the people. But who the people are is where the ideologies divide.
A new study found that graduates of publicly funded schools were more likely to disagree with statements such as ‘discrimination is no longer a major problem.’ (Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages)

Why attending publicly funded schools may help students become more culturally sensitive

A study finds that graduates who attended publicly funded schools were more likely to have open intercultural orientations than those who attended private schools.
Creating a safe space for patients to ask questions and provide fully informed consent could help increase clinical trial recruitment. FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images

Yes, Black patients do want to help with medical research – here are ways to overcome the barriers that keep clinical trials from recruiting diverse populations

Overcoming the access barriers and biases that underrepresented and underserved communities face could not only improve research participation but also improve care.
In this 2016 photo, Syrian refugees and migrants walk along a path near the Greek border used by thousands to walk to central Europe. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Here’s why Canadian-style multiculturalism probably isn’t possible in Europe

Could Europe embrace a multicultural model like Canada’s? It’s unlikely unless a new form of multi-ethnicity, in the shape of countries or empires, makes a comeback.
An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown as the House select committee holds hearings in June 2022 into the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why the Jan. 6 hearings should be making corporations nervous

It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
Epilepsy is characterized by spontaneous and recurrent seizures, often triggered by stress or visual stimuli. (Shutterstock)

What epilepsy teaches us about diversity and resilience

Our team studied the activity of neurons in people with epilepsy. Neurons in the brain regions responsible for triggering seizures were much less diverse.

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