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eBay Publishes its Diversity Numbers

EBay issued its 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Report yesterday, their first since the company spun off PayPal in 2015.

The numbers are consistent with what we’ve seen from other large, global tech companies: Their total workforce is 52% white, 40% Asian, 4% Hispanic/Latinx, 2% black and 1% other or mixed race respectively. 406 more words


"Full Human Being": Female Characters Tackling Misogyny

In chapter 4 of Americanah, Adichie introduces us to an important female character and develops Ifemelu’s status as a take-no-trash powerhouse woman. After false rumors are spread about Obinze’s mother fighting (and beating) a male colleague, Ifemelu discovers the truth. 373 more words


When diverse groups interact, everybody ends up smarter and healthier

A striking fact about the tide of nationalism sweeping through the West is that it is strongest in places with the least diversity. Supporters of Donald Trump, and his “America first” policies, generally come from areas of the US  563 more words

When Politicians Become Bullies: Jacob's New Dress

North Carolina, where I currently live, has had it’s fair share of negative attention over the past year. Most prominently, in relation to the anti-LGBT legislation known as HB2, or “the bathroom bill”. 852 more words