Latest Social diversity News

Teacher's rejection of gender identity prompts training

Aug. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Teachers and staff in a Florida school district will be given additional diversity training after a high school math instructor refused to call a transgender student by her chosen gender identity. First Coast News in Jacksonville reports that teacher Thomas Caggiano wrote in an...

Manny Diaz takes over at Miami, seeks return to glory years

Aug. 13, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Manny Diaz has seen all sides of Miami. He grew up there as a child of divorce, spending some time with his mother in the northern part of town, some time with his father in the heavily Latin-flavored southern part of town. He experienced much of what a multicultural city had to...

Wealthy San Francisco suburb agrees to desegregate school

Aug. 9, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A school district in one of California's wealthiest and politically liberal counties has agreed to desegregate a flailing school that state officials found had been intentionally created for low-income minority children and then starved of resources. California Attorney General Xavier...

Suit alleging bias against whites, men at Harvard dismissed

Aug. 8, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Harvard Law Review discriminates against whites and men when selecting its student editors and articles. The judge's Thursday decision says the suit failed to identify anyone who was harmed by Harvard's policies. An anti-affirmative action...

Hank Aaron still fighting for more diversity in baseball

Aug. 2, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When Brian Hunter and other former major league players were in the presence of Hank Aaron, they acted like teenagers, standing, pointing and trying to get pictures when he entered the room. Someone whispered, "there he is." The vibe in the room quickly changed upon Aaron's arrival at an...

The Latest: Sanders' campaign raises $1.1M since Tuesday

Jul. 31, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is reporting $1.1 million in new contributions as well as more than 70,000 new individual donations since Tuesday. Sanders faced off Tuesday...

Bandwagon builds for LGBTQ diversity on children's TV

Jul. 31, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wilson Cruz, a co-star in the new Hulu animated children's series "The Bravest Knight," describes the show's dad couple this way: "We're not explaining homosexuality, or same-gender sexuality. We're talking about the love of a family." His words and those of his fellow Hulu father, T.R....

Top aides leave Dem campaign arm amid diversity complaints

Jul. 30, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mass departure of top aides shook the House Democrats' campaign arm Tuesday, an exodus that followed complaints from Hispanic and black lawmakers that the organization's staff lacked diversity and that came amid a war of words between the party and President Donald Trump over race. Rep....

Actresses of color make equal-pay quest a group effort

Jul. 28, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded "Sisters Are Doin' it For Themselves" in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem. "'Equal pay, that's what we say!'" she exclaimed in one take, as recounted by Lennox at a gathering of female filmmakers...

MU diversity chief exit interview: There's more to be done

Jul. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Kevin McDonald arrived on an MU campus roiled by racial protest, he thought he was in for a challenge that would keep him here at least a little longer than his last job at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served 6 1/2 years. Three years later, the University of...