Stories tagged: Diversity
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Racial, gender hiring decline in college sports in 2016
A study finds racial and gender hiring in college sports declined in 2016 from the previous year and still lag behind those in professional sports. The annual report card from …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Kennewick council, diversity commission nix ‘inclusive community’
“Diversity” and “inclusive” did not mix in Kennewick on Tuesday night, when the City Council and diversity commission opposed designating the city an “inclusive community.”
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Investors push corporate boards to add women, people of color
Slowly but steadily, investors continue to let corporate boards know that “male, pale and stale” doesn’t cut it anymore. The small but growing number of shareholder votes on diversity proposals …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington
In general, Washington State teachers are younger and whiter, according to a study published Wednesday by the University of Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Boeing’s difficult journey from racism to diversity
“I will not recommend for membership in this union any other than members of the white race.” That may sound like some old declaration from the Deep South. But until …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane school board reaffirms commitment to diversity, inclusion following reports of harassment following Trump’s election win
School leaders reaffirmed the school districts commitment to diversity and inclusion following reports of presidential election-related bullying and violence, Wednesday.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 4:01 a.m.
Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet
As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it’s looking less like America’s population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: We love to embrace “diversity,” but real diversity – of belief – is in short supply
It’s real diversity that matters. Real diversity means reaching across boundaries even when it’s uncomfortable. And it’s real diversity that is threatened by the most disturbing reactions to this election.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Trump is seeking to build a diverse administration, aides say
Though President-elect Donald Trump’s first five picks for top jobs in his administration have all been white males, transition officials insisted Monday that the team he ultimately puts together will …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Spokane lags far behind the country in diversity, but the area is slowly becoming home to more racial minorities.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, midnight
Dominant U.S. gymnastics team sets an example – and not just in sports
On the podium basked the self-described “Final Five” proteges of the immigrant U.S. national team coordinator coach, Marta Karolyi – an exuberant, close-knit group that further reflected the tapestry that …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 5:44 a.m.
Film academy offers membership to largest, most diverse group ever
In the latest and most dramatic step by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to diversify the overwhelmingly white and male institution, 683 industry professionals were invited Wednesday …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
Evergreen celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates
For nearly 16 months, Megan Tuttle commuted 56 miles a day to take classes at the Evergreen State College in Olympia.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Airbnb says racism in home-sharing is a ‘really, really hard problem’
Responding to a flurry of recent reports that Airbnb landlords discriminate against minority travelers, the home-sharing platform kicked off its annual conference Wednesday with a promise to change.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Google wants new emojis to represent professional women
In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Kerry: Diverse graduating class is ‘Trump’s worst nightmare’
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday that their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and that it’s their job to stop the spread of violent …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Students of Color Conference in Yakima tackles racism
Speaker Amer F. Ahmed, kicked off the 26th annual Students of Color Conference on Thursday by discussing how hip-hop helped him find his voice as the son of Muslim Indian …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Racial disparity on ABC’s ‘Bachelor’ franchise irks critics
Perhaps the most surprising turn in the March 14 finale of “The Bachelor” was that that runner-up and self-proclaimed “Southern sweetheart” Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher would be the new star of …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Film academy pledges to double female and minority members
The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march
Nearly a thousand people filled the Spokane Convention Center Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march downtown. The marching distance was shorter than other years, but …
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014, midnight
Whitworth students hold diversity rally, poster campaign
A group of determined students used screwdrivers and metal stakes to jab holes in the frozen lawn at Whitworth University on Friday, an effort to resurrect a row of signs …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, midnight
Magic ready to assist technology companies
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013, midnight
Awards recognize local efforts on betterment of human rights
For Spokane’s Human Rights Commission, choosing honorees for the first of what the organization hopes will be annual diversity awards meant winnowing decades of work into snapshots. “Some of these …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2013, midnight
Unity in the Community celebrates area’s diversity
Brandon Klaus and his son Ryan traveled across the globe and back in an afternoon at Unity in the Community, Spokane’s annual celebration of diversity. Klaus gripped a bag of …
Sun., May 5, 2013, midnight
Doctors group questions North Idaho’s racist past
BOISE – North Idaho’s reputation as a haven for white supremacists, deserved or not, likely won’t be an impediment for a doctors group booking a conference here in 2015. The …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012, midnight
Unity in the Community brings global flair to Riverfront Park
Catherine Fessard recalls having a special feeling about Spokane when she traveled from Europe to visit a friend during Expo ’74. “There was such a joy for life in this …
Sat., May 14, 2011, midnight
For white supremacists who have made North Idaho home over the years hoping the region would one day become a white homeland, Tony Stewart has this message: Sorry, but just …
Tue., March 8, 2011, midnight
Census data: Youth reflect area’s racial, ethnic shift
A peek inside any classroom at Bemiss Elementary School is evidence of Spokane’s growing diversity among youth. Nearly 27 percent of the north-central school’s students are a member of a …
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010, midnight
Unity in the Community marks its 16th year
The dance troupe milled around a stage entrance behind 23-year-old Saw Gary in their traditional colors of red, white and blue. The troupe was not an American-style dance group. Its …
Sat., Aug. 11, 2007, midnight
Diversity event relocates
In its early days, Unity in the Community was like a large church picnic – a time for members of Bethel AME and their East Central neighbors to come together, …