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Diversity news and analysis from The Nation
February 24, 2021
Finding Community Through Our Dogs in the Darkest Days of the Pandemic
A dog story, in which humans paw their way from isolation to something like community.
January 15, 2021
What’s Happening to ‘The Chicago Reporter’?
After nearly half a century of speaking truth to power, the “conscience of the city” is fighting for survival.
Laura S. Washington
September 15, 2020
Young, LGBTQ Voters of Color Could Swing This Election
They constitute a crucial voting bloc: About 9 million LGBTQ adults are eligible to vote, and nearly half of them are under age 35.
December 2, 2019
These LGBTQ Students Say Their School Treats Them Like Second-Class Citizens
For years, students say they’ve faced harassment for their sexuality. At the very least, they want their club for LGBTQ students to have official status on campus.
October 4, 2019
Against the Pundits’ Class
In the media imaginary, working-class people are reduced to stereotypes, while actual workers go unheard. But some of them talk back.
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May 16, 2019
Eurovision’s Muddled DNA
Pop genetics don’t belong in a musical event—or its marketing.
Patricia J. Williams
October 10, 2018
How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color
New candidates will create opportunities for Democrats across the country—if the establishment is willing to back them.
June 7, 2018
What Does Diversity Look Like at HBCUs?
Are HBCUs simply changing with the times, or are they relinquishing an important black presence?
May 31, 2018
Why Are There So Few Black Women Leaders on College Campuses?
Forced to face the twin hurdles of racism and sexism, black women leaders are underrepresented on college campuses.
March 12, 2018
The New York Times’ ‘Edit’ Draws 20,000 Applicants
The Edit is a cost-effective way to bring a subscriber-boosting perspective to the paper, but what about the young journalists whose work it uses?