Cosby and Allen are not equivalent

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Art and Entertainment, Diversity, tv

Race isn’t the only difference separating the two: the plausibility of their respective crimes are pretty different, i.e. 20 accusations vs 1. Plus Cosby hasn’t done anything culturally relevant for decades, except chastise black men to pull up their pants, whereas Allen has made a number of above average, if not great, films.

What’s going on at Wash U in St. Louis?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Diversity, Education, Inequality
What’s going on at Wash U in St. Louis?

I saw this NYtimes Upshot article and infographics today and it seemed striking to me, so soon after Ferguson, that Wash U. in St. Louis is such an outlier among colleges with lots of resources for not providing space for students from income backgrounds. Maybe if the most well resourced college in the area were […]

Not understanding the data: diversity and friendship

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Diversity

You have more diverse friends than they’re telling you today. The Washington Post took some survey statistics about how many friends of different races people have and, in trying to make them comprehensible, ended up making people seem like they have less diverse friends than they probably do.