By Almagul Serikbayeva Medill Reports Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of foreign students arriving in the United States has risen by almost 4%. Despite this, Northwestern University graduate students report still experiencing language barriers rather than cultural transitions. Ming-Hsiu Hsieh, originally from Taiwan, came to the leading American institution to pursue a doctorate […]
By Roderick Diamond II Medill Reports In addition to the big name athletes and celebrities, All-Star Weekend brought Chicago high-profile African American professionals from the business end of sports, finance and other fields to a Friday brunch and panel. The event, “A Conversation on the Convergence of Black Athletes, Advisors and Sports Professionals,” brought together […]
By Branden Hampton Recent racial incidents on local college campuses have brought to light the dissatisfaction felt by black students on predominantly white campuses. Just this week, Northwestern University made news when two students were charged with vandalism and hate crime for spray-painting racist, anti-Islamic and homophobic messages inside the Alice Millar Chapel.
By Tim Rosenberger Chicago’s Second City has set a high bar for diverse casts for decades. So some may find it strange that the comedy powerhouse’s newest project is devoted mainly to inclusion. But in the wake of the recent debate about the lack of diversity in Hollywood, the opening of a Second City comedy film […]
By Jasmine Cannon and Jasmine M. Ellis While Hollywood is still recovering from criticisms revolving around racial diversity in casting, some Chicagoans believe it’s time for The Academy to take a different approach. According to UCLA’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report, little more than 10 percent of lead actors in theatrical films were minorities, and just […]
By Tim Rosenberger The big question on everybody’s lips before Sunday night’s ABC telecast of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony at LA’s Dolby Theatre was not who was going to win this or that award. It was how the biggest night for Hollywood would handle the diversity issue people have been talking about for the […]
By Marisa Endicott Recently, Channing Dungey was named head of ABC entertainment, making her the first African-American president of a major network. But the appointment highlights the continued lack of diversity in mainstream media. This inequity is just as pervasive in the news media. Minorities accounted for 12.75 percent of the workforce at daily newspapers in […]
By Tim Rosenberger Filmmakers may hold the ultimate power and responsibility for bringing diverse voices to the movies, but The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can still increase diversity in its own membership and predominately white Hollywood through influence and trendsetting.
By Jenny G. Zhang “Don’t fall asleep with the fan on!” a mother tells her son as she bids him good night, citing a Korean wives’ tale that sleeping with the fan on will result in death. Scoffing, the son ignores the warning and nods off. In the darkness, the fan swivels to a halt […]