Complaints of sexual harassment and hostile work environment continue to spread at National Park Service sites Yosemite/Yellowstone Park. Workers continue to complain that both workplaces are toxic and Yosemite and Yellowstone Park’s management team have failed to punish the wrongdoers.
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay are pushing for the term ‘inclusion’, not ‘diversity.’ “Forward-thinking people and allies of this cause within the industry have the common sense to know that [discrimination] is systemic,” says DuVernay. “There needs to be more done than applauding one or two people who make it through your door.”
Find out more in this article from the Hollywood Reporter.
Have we made progress on sexual harassment? The chair of the EEOC weighs in. Read more in the Fortune article.
83 percent of Americans say the next president should place an “especially major” focus on trying to improve race relations, according to a recent poll from ABC News and the Washington Post. Nearly half of the people surveyed in this group say that it’s “extremely” important for the next president to put a major focus on race relations.
Larry Wilmore, who hosts Comedy Central’s satirical news program The Nightly Show, has gotten mixed reviews for using the N-word while speaking at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this month.
Read what he said in the Time article here.
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Last week, Old Navy tweeted an ad featuring an interracial family.
— Old Navy Official (@OldNavy) April 29, 2016
In response, many people tweeted back with racist comments, threatening to boycott the brand. Then, several people responded with their own interracial families and relationships. You can read their funny responses here.
You may have heard or seen Beyonce’s new visual album, Lemonade, which tells the story of how Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, allegedly cheated on her. During a particular lyric in one of the songs of Lemonade, Beyonce calls out “Becky with the good hair” for allegedly being her husband’s mistress. This lyric has ignited a social media firestorm.
Read more on the topic here.
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In light of the upcoming election, some critics claim that Hillary Clinton has been treated unfairly because of her sex and has been subjected to rampant sexism. She has fielded sexist questions and comments from the media, her opponents, and even some of her supporters.
Read more about sexism in American politics here.
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If you’ve been following diversity news recently, you may have heard about the controversial new ad for Ellen DeGeneres’ GapKids x ED collaboration. The ad features four young girls modeling GapKids’ clothes, but what has people up in arms is the way the models are posed. Many people are reacting to the way one of the older girls has her arm propped up on the black girl’s head in the photo.
meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything.
— GapKids (@GapKids) April 2, 2016
UPDATE: As of April 7th, GapKids pulled the controversial ad after critics said the ad sent a message of “passive racism.” Gap also publicly apologized to critics on Monday. Read the full article here.
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March is Women’s History Month. In honor of this month, take a look at the notable events throughout our nation’s history that helped advance women’s rights. View the timeline here.
In the spirit of Women’s History Month, join the celebration of women for their continual contributions to the world of economics, politics, culture, and science. This celebration is not only well deserved, but worth talking about. Even though history books are often dominated by narrative of strong-willed men; it is the quiet tales of tireless-resilient women that continue to inspire the world to be a better place. Women have always and continue to provide a compelling influence as they face their own challenges in gender equality.
The month long theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” The White House, along with others, are asking women to share their stories as a contribution to the growing history of women who make America great.
The project presents an avenue for important stories of exceptionally strong female role models who share a vision of a world where women are empowered to be equal in the world. These stories will reveal the lives of ordinary women who become extraordinary achievers in the face of inequalities, motherhood, activism, and much more. The descriptive chronicles will encourage young ladies to aspire to do outstanding things and help young men grasp and understand the female experience.
In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women’s History Month. Click here for a complete list of events and exhibits scheduled across the nation.