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Diversity Course Requirement at University of Washington Starts Fall 2014

When I arrived at the University of Washington (UW) campus in Seattle, I assumed that courses on diversity and cultural differences would be included in the undergrad credit requirements – called Areas of Knowledge (AoK). Within AoK are subject areas meant to broaden the student’s topics of study, introducing new ideas as to not limit...
Pop-Quiz: Milestones of the LGBT Community

Pop-Quiz: Milestones of the LGBT Community

Composing the Quiz feature for DiversityCentral.com involves two main forms of excitement: the process of researching the topic and the challenge of writing engaging questions. It’s my most favorite feature to write, but June’s topic of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride allowed me to read up on facts that gently beckoned tears to...

Boys and Men of Color: How Are They Doing in America?

February 27, 2014 marked a momentous day in the United States when President Obama approved the immediate release of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, an interagency effort to improve educational and life outcomes for boys and young men of color. While statistics President Obama presented at his speech emphasize the need for the initiative, many more of...