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Uh-oh! Your Fave is Problematic!

Trigger warning for brief strong language and (it should come as no surprise) some offensive/problematic incidents in the link I’ve given. I was debating whether or not to publish this article – it has lingered in my draft box for weeks, in one form or another – but I’ve decided I might as well. 807 more words

Feminism

A Message from Bishop Young

Dear fellow followers of Jesus,

I rejoice with our lesbian and gay sisters and brothers at the recent decisions by the Supreme Court, and in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. 187 more words

On the Need for Diverse Books

Last week, I wrote about how important Octavia Butler’s work is to me. Every time I tell people how much I like Octavia Butler, someone inevitably says, “You should read Nnedi Okorafor!” or, “Have you read any of Tananarive Due’s works?” 336 more words

Personal

Is Advertising Becoming More Inclusive?


Well, there does seem to be more content out there celebrating diversity in all its forms. From interracial families enjoying Cheerios to the flood of… 333 more words

Social Media Foul: Twitter Employs Only 49 African-Americans, Even Though Black People Use Site The Most

Despite a pledge to usher in a new era of diversity and inclusion, social media giant Twitter employs just 49 Black people out of a U.S. 656 more words

National

How Streaming Has Changed the Charts

How Streaming Has Changed the Charts

An interesting article about how the music charts have been altered by streaming. It makes the case that diversity has been watered down. 44 more words

Google apologizes after report of photo app tagging black people as 'gorillas'

SAN FRANCISCO – Google’s new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity. 530 more words

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