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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:41 pm November 12, 2014 A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority. Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town […]

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‘Reformed’ white supremacist group in Montana aims to ‘diversify’ membership


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:03 am November 11, 2014 A “reformed” white supremacist in Montana is attempting to diversify his group’s membership. The group, led by John Abarr, says the Rocky Mountain Knights will not discriminate against anyone, including people of color who are interested in joining. 

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Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:14 pm October 6, 2014 A new Cheerios ad featuring a white same-sex couple with an adopted black child has received relatively positive reviews. Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as celebrators of diversity–especially when it comes to LGBT and interracial pride. The corporation has outwardly opposed Minnesota’s […]

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Study: whites have 1 black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:38 pm August 29, 2014 According to a study released by the Public Religion Research Institute, whites in America have an average of one black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends.

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Report: Non-whites, women punished for promoting those like them

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:33 am July 29, 2014 According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, valuing diversity is frowned upon in Corporate America unless you’re a white man. The study found that women and people of color were punished when they promoted other women and people of color. 

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Former NASA employee launches diversity-filled emoji app

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:19 pm July 25, 2014 Emojis have changed how we communicate emotions via text and social media during conversations. The ongoing complaint has been that the popular emojis designed by Apple and other major corporations do not reflect the diversity of the world. Well one former NASA employee has changed that. 

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am July 1, 2014 Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking […]

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Report: 90% of employees at Facebook are white

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:07 am June 26, 2014 For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment. 

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Anthony McGill becomes New York Philharmonic’s 1st black section leader

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:07 am June 3, 2014 Nationally known clarinetist Anthony McGill made history by becoming the first African-American section leader in the New York Philharmonic. McGill’s appointment to the position is among several changes occurring in the symphony. 

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Diverse directors program launched by Sony Pictures

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:42 am June 2, 2014 A new initiative will provide the opportunity for candidates to shadow well-known TV directors of various half-hour scripted Sony Pictures TV series. The “Diverse Directors Program” is meant to provide access and training to promising future directors of color. 

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