Tag: Representation

Latinas Are Raising a New Generation Of Runners

Latinas Are Raising a New Generation Of Runners Many positive effects come from running, but the lack of representation and barriers in Latinx communities have prevented them from reaping the benefits. These parents are trying to change that. By Priscilla Blossom Growing up, I absolutely hated running. I was always one of the slowest runners in class, and often teased about it.…

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Ex-Education Secretary Says Department of Education ‘Should Not Exist’

Ex-Education Secretary Says Department of Education ‘Should Not Exist’ By Merdie Nzanga WASHINGTON – Betsy DeVos, who served as secretary of education under former President Donald Trump, said over the weekend to a conservative group in Florida that the department she led should be abolished.  “I personally think the Department of Education should not exist,” she said Saturday during a Moms for…

Asian, Pacific Islanders Lack Representation in Hollywood

Asian, Pacific Islanders Lack Representation in Hollywood By David Oliver Asian and Pacific Islanders are scarcely represented in the film industry, according to a new study – and the numbers are more concerning when broken down by gender and sexual orientation. Research from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found just 44 films featured an Asian or Pacific Islander lead or co-lead, 14 of which…

Viola Davis On Beauty Standards As A Black Actress

Viola Davis Shares Experiencing Dealing With Beauty Standards In Juilliard And Hollywood As A Black Actress The Oscar winner gets real about beauty standards in acting. By Adreon Patterson As Hollywood pushes for diversity, inclusion, and representation, prominent Black actresses have been very vocal about their experiences. One of the voices often blasting the siren has been Oscar winner Viola…

American Girl’s 1st Chinese-American “Girl of the Year”

For more than 35 years, American Girl has been creating dolls that reflect the lives of real girls and this year, the company’s “Girl of the Year” gives representation to Asian-American girls. The new American Girl doll is Corinne Tan, a Chinese-American girl that comes from a blended family. As with all American Girl characters, Corinne comes with a book series. But…

UNICEF’s Women Ambassadors Give Voice to the Voiceless

UNICEF’s Women Goodwill Ambassadors Give Voice to the Voiceless “It is essential that the hard-won rights of Afghan women and girls are protected”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council. Women are not just half of the global population, it has been shown that their full participation in public life “enhances economic results, prompts greater investment in social protection, leads to more sustainable peace…