Pinterest Engineer Describes Isolation of Being Black In Silicon Valley

USA Today interviewed Justin Edmund, an early employee at Pinterest. The 24-year-old engineer first caught Silicon Valley's attention with a candid personal essay about growing up black, where he said he had "not seen a single technology leader," besides Jack Dorsey "acknowledge the crisis in Ferguson. And why would… » 10/30/14 8:59pm Yesterday 8:59pm

Fashion's Hottest New Trend: Whiteness

After four weeks, four cities, and hundreds of shows, this go-round of fashion month is officially over. The Chanel riot gear has been packed up while Hong Kong riots rage on, and the models hop back to their model apartments to nurse their over-bleached brows and weakened nailbeds. When it was all over, I flipped… » 10/07/14 4:30pm 10/07/14 4:30pm

Is This the Most Offensively Misguided Diversity Memo You've Ever Seen?

This corporate memo really nails the disconnect between human relations and corporate culture. While whoever wrote this (and it is likely a team of people) probably had the best intentions at heart, their understanding of how to welcome diversity in the workplace is a clumsy and insulting attempt at best and… » 4/26/14 7:05pm 4/26/14 7:05pm

A County-by-County Map of America's Ethnic Roots

The Washington Post has come out with a map that shows the dominant racial ancestry in the United States' 3144 counties. Some results are not surprising: Did you know that there are a lot of Irish people in Boston? It's not a surprise to see African Americans dominate the South and Mexicans dominate the border… » 4/18/14 4:00pm 4/18/14 4:00pm

A Grim Analysis of the People Behind Your Favorite Television Shows

HBO's True Detective seems to have filled a Breaking Bad-sized hole in the hearts and minds of television fans. But while most of the coverage of the show has been obsessively fawning, it's still gotten some criticism because of the less than creative ways women and minorities are represented on it. Pegged to that… » 3/06/14 4:00pm 3/06/14 4:00pm