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Diversity

  1. alexa play chasing cars
    Sandra Oh on Whether She’d Return to Grey’s Anatomy: ‘No’“While I understand and I love it, I have moved on.”
  2. close reads
    Farewell to Superstore, a Show That Got Representation RightFor six seasons the series cultivated a genuine picture of working-class life: wide-ranging, nuanced, and always meeting at a myriad of intersections.
  3. diversity
    HFPA Vows to Have at Least 13 Percent Black Membership by 2022Following an open letter from over 100 PR firms demanding immediate, transparent change.
  4. diversity
    The HFPA Promises to ‘Build a More Inclusive Community,’ Address RacismTime’s Up issued a response to the statement.
  5. diversity initiatives
    CBS Vows 50 Percent of Its Reality-Show Contestants Will Be People of ColorAs part of a new diversity initiative for their unscripted programming.
  6. vision 2020
    Win or Lose, Republicans Need a Better Plan for the Future ElectorateBy 2024, millennial and Gen-Z voters are going to give a distinctly diverse and leftward tilt to politics. Trumpism won’t cut it.
  7. representation
    Sunita Mani Shares Letter GLOW Cast Sent Producers Seeking Better RepresentationThe Evil Eye actress says producers responded well to their request for concrete positive steps, before Netflix canceled the show.
  8. remembrance
    Kenzo Takada Showed Me a Different Way to Be Asian in FashionRemembering the Japanese designer who changed my life.
  9. the academy
    The Academy Announces New Representation and Inclusion StandardsThe standards will apply to Best Picture nominees.
  10. republican national convention
    Pence Warns That America Won’t Be America Without TrumpEven the president hasn’t yet made such a sweeping boast tying himself to the essence of the nation.
  11. democratic national convention
    How Will the RNC Counter the Diversity of the DNC?The Democrats presented a diverse slice of the country at their convention. Will Republicans bet on racial appeals?
  12. hulu
    Zoë Kravitz Calls Out Hulu for Lack of Shows Starring Women of Color“At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”
  13. scarlet dot com
    The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee Calls For More Diverse Storytelling, Less Kat and Ava“What would Kat do?”
  14. improv
    Groundlings Community Calls Out ‘Whitest Improv Institution’ in Open Letter“If you honestly believe that black life matters, prove it by taking the steps to make them matter on your stages.”
  15. marvel
    Anthony Mackie Criticizes Marvel’s Lack of Behind-the-Scenes Diversity“If you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they’re not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?”
  16. animation
    Fixing Your Color-blind Casting Problem Is Actually Very EasyRecasting animated voices is no harder than any other part of making a TV show.
  17. improv
    Improv Communities Demand Theaters Address Systemic RacismPerformers from UCB, Second City, iO, and the Groundlings want to hold their theaters accountable.
  18. first person
    ‘We Can’t Hire You’Latino writer Alexis Pereira on the most discouraging TV job interview ever.
  19. lady a rises
    Lady Antebellum Secedes From the ‘Antebellum’They’ll share their new name with longtime blues singer Lady A.
  20. media
    ‘Am I Biased Because I’m Black?’Alexis Johnson, a reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, says she was barred from protest coverage because her bosses felt her tweets showed “bias.”
  21. bachelor nation
    Bachelor Producers Take Responsibility for the Franchise Being Too WhiteAnd they “pledge to make significant changes to address this issue moving forward.”
  22. the academy
    The Oscars Are Opening Up More Seats at the Best Picture TableThe Academy is taking new steps to not be so white.
  23. conde nasty
    Anna Wintour Takes Responsibility for Vogue’s ‘Hurtful or Intolerant’ Behavior“It can’t be easy to be a Black employee at Vogue.”
  24. every rose has its thorn
    Bachelor and Bachelorette Stars Demand Franchise to Stop Being So WhiteThey’re encouraging others to sign a petition to cast a black Bachelor for season 25.
  25. diversifying assets
    Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Getting a Self-Described ‘Diverse Remake’Okay.
  26. reckonings
    Prada’s Blackface Scandal Had Legal RepercussionsThe city of New York has gotten involved.
  27. he’ll be there for you
    David Schwimmer Says He Fought for More Diverse Friends Casting“I campaigned for years to have Ross date women of color.”
  28. baftas so white
    Cynthia Erivo Turned Down BAFTAs Performance Over All-White Acting NomineesThe awards received criticism this week after no nominees of color made it into any of the four acting categories.
  29. profiles
    ‘I’ve Always Had This Mentality of Hustle’After years of feeling like an outsider, Nicole A. Taylor is ready to get shit done.
  30. awards
    For the Second Year in a Row, Diversity Won Big at the Beard AwardsMore than two-thirds of the winners at the “Oscars of Food” were women or people of color.
  31. lucy liu
    Lucy Liu Talks Diversity at the Hollywood Walk of Fame“I just wanted to act. I didn’t see any difference between myself and the mainstream world I lived in.”
  32. party report
    Avengers Casting Director Says LGBTQ and Other Diverse Characters Are Coming“You’re gonna see even more new faces.”
  33. drops
    Finally, a Denim Line that Looks Good and Goes Up to Size 40Jeans for all.
  34. california republicans
    California Republicans Have a Diverse New Leadership With the Same Old IdeologyAt least the Golden State’s minority party didn’t make things worse with a new hyper-Trumpian chairman.
  35. diversity
    The Grammys Are Trying to Bring Inclusion Riders to the Music IndustryThe power of Frances McDormand only grows.
  36. facebook
    Outgoing Employee Describes Facebook’s ‘Black People Problem’A memo sent by Mark Luckie outlines how Facebook is failing to adequately support its black users and employees.
  37. grammys
    Recording Academy Invites 900 Women and People of Color to Vote for GrammysThe nominations committees are now also majority female.
  38. snl
    Natasha Rothwell Says Saturday Night Live Is ‘Hyperaware’ of Diversity Problem“The true evidence of diversity on that show will be longevity.”
  39. diversity
    White Model Says She Can Relate to WOC’s Struggles, As Getting Highlights Sucks“You know how hard it is to be blonde? I have to get a highlight every month!”
  40. couldn’t help but wonder
    Sarah Jessica Parker Says Sex And The City’s Lack of Diversity Seems ‘Tone-Deaf’Unlike Samantha Jones, the show has not aged well.
  41. new shades on the block
    M.A.C Now Offers 60 Shades of FoundationSixty is the new 40.
  42. things that should be easier
    Stephen Colbert on Taking ‘Extraordinary’ Steps to Get a Diverse Writers Room“We realized we had to take an extraordinary step to get an extraordinary room.”
  43. diversity
    Kellyanne Conway Couldn’t Name Any Top-Level Black Official Working in West WingWhen asked about Trump’s highest-ranking black adviser, Conway came up with Ben Carson and “Ja’Ron,” neither of whom work in the West Wing.
  44. cut cover story
    Sonoya Mizuno Doesn’t Just Want to DanceA conversation with the ballerina-turned–Crazy Rich Asians star about representation and following your gut.
  45. inclusion
    Hollywood Has Made Basically No Progress in Onscreen DiversityWomen and people of color are still given far too few speaking roles.
  46. diversity
    Models Say They Were Turned Away From This Brand’s Casting for Their Race“They told us they didn’t want any more black models and that Afros were a no-no.”
  47. the other critics
    Where Are All the Black Restaurant Critics?“There’s a real systematic oppression in place that limits black voices, black stories, and black experiences.”
  48. awards
    This Year’s James Beard Awards Were a Victory for DiversityIn a welcome change, more than two-thirds of the winners were women and minorities.
  49. let’s makeup
    Target Added 150 Makeup Products for People of ColorFrom eight brands committed to inclusiveness.
  50. numbers don’t lie
    Only 30 Plus-Size Models Walked in All of Fashion MonthA new report grades the fashion industry on diversity.
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