Diversity Filter
  1. Digging into the Racial Politics of ‘Ugly Delicious’

    David Chang’s Ugly Delicious explores some nuanced ideas around race and food while also reproducing some harmful cultural narratives. Media culture Ph.D. student Rachel Kuo identifies five ways she’d like the show to push further.

    Cooking
  2. What Does One Word Matter? Doctoral Women on Twitter.

    Medievalist Lucy Allen writes on the recent move among women in academia to add the title “Dr” to their Twitter name, which she views as “an act of faith, a promise to myself to keep my work from being erased.”

    Academia
    Image by Caitriana Nicholson (CC BY 2.0)
  3. The Problem with “Great Schools”

    “Why do ratings in general, and Greatschool.org’s ratings in particular, perpetuate segregation and resource hoarding?” Ali McKay at Integrated Schools take a closer look at the school ratings website, GreatSchools.

    Data
  4. Cancel out the Doubt

    Team USA Paralympian Andrew Kurka writes on his hopes for PyeongChang: “There are so many responsibilities, so many thoughts, and so much good I want to do. When looking at it all, the journey, the sacrifice, the glory.”

    Current Events
  5. Nation of Second Chances

    More than 1,700 people were granted clemency during the Obama presidency. A Nation of Second Chances tells their stories in words and images, from the hardships of imprisonment to their attempts to rebuild their lives.

    Culture
  6. Dear POC: We Get Depressed Too

    Joséphine Mwanvua on the difficulty of asking for help as a person of color: “Here, in the West, black communities and other POC communities still carry a taboo around mental health issues.”

    Culture
  7. 28 MORE Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses, or Basketball (2018)

    Scott Woods at Scott Woods Makes Lists compiles a sequel to his popular 2016 list of black picture books that aren’t about boycotts, buses, and basketball.

    Books
  8. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

    Culture
  9. All My Stories Are Political. I Checked.

    Phenderson Djèlí Clark on getting political in sci-fi/fantasy: “It informs my writing. It informs my characters. It informs my imagination. It informs my very reason for creating. I guess I’ve always known I was a political writer of SFF. Because there are no ‘non-sci-fi/fantasy issues.’”

    Authors
  10. 14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women

    Michelle Kondrich and Thomas James at Illustration Age curated a selection of women-led podcasts that focus on art, design, and visual culture.

    Art
    Illustration by Thomas James
  11. Yours In Sisterhood

    To start a new conversation on feminism, the Yours in Sisterhood documentary project features 300 strangers in 32 states reading and responding to unpublished letters sent to Ms. Magazine in the 1970s.

    Commentary
  12. Afrobella

    Created by Patrice Grell Yursik, Afrobella is an award-winning natural hair, skincare, beauty, and lifestyle blog “celebrating women all shades of beautiful.”

    Business
    Image courtesy of Afrobella
  13. It Gets Better

    Visit the revamped website of the It Gets Better Project to browse an archive with thousands of video stories, and to learn about their mission to empower LGBTQ youth around the world.

    Diversity
  14. “But there’s also the passive sexism — the status quo — that people have trouble seeing or don’t think they engage in until they catch themselves doing it because it’s so ingrained, that we also desperately need to fix.”

    Commentary
  15. John Pavlovitz

    A North Carolina-based pastor, John Pavlovitz writes on the noisy, messy intersection of faith, politics, and social justice in the U.S.

    Commentary