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Race and diversity
We want to start an effort to share more of the things that we listen to or read that we think you will find interesting. Many of these prompt conversation around our dinner table. As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we wanted to share three links we personally benefited from.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 101 (with Richemont’s Doug Melville):
What’s the difference between unconscious bias and a microaggression? How is diversity actually defined? And what’s problematic about using the term “minority”?
How I Built This with Guy Raz ARRAY: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay
Ava Marie DuVernay
From Wikipedia: (/ˌdjuːvərˈneɪ/; born August 24, 1972) is an American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. For her work on Selma (2014), DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016)
Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America
A visualization of the redlining by agents of the federal government's Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) between 1935 and 1940. The project is hosted at University of Richmond but is a collaboration with Virginia Tech and University of Maryland. https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=5/39.1/-94.58
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