Race + Diversity

A new print anthology entitled, “Indiscernibles in Arizona,” is now available. It’s part of an attempt to expand the story about “The Great Migration,” when millions of Black people left the South for the North, Midwest and West during the 20th century.
Oct. 21, 2021
Tempe City Hall
Tempe councilmembers this week will discuss a recommendation to rename several city parks, streets and neighborhoods named for individuals who were recently discovered to be members of a local Ku Klux Klan chapter in the 1920s.
Oct. 16, 2021
On this first October offering of “Word,” wanderlust is our theme. We explore what Valley teacher and writer Marla-Tiye Vieira, southern New Mexico scholar, fiction writer and poet Ana Castillo, as well as longtime producer of Anthony Bourdain’s TV shows, Tom Vitale, have to contribute to our itinerary.
Oct. 10, 2021
people holding hands
The elderly care industry is about to boom — mainly because there are about to be so many more people over the age of 65 in the country. But there are big issues facing that industry.
Oct. 7, 2021
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate two women of color with ties to Arizona as chairs of the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts.
Oct. 5, 2021
dust storm
Arizona leads the country in Valley fever infections — about two-thirds of the nearly 100,000 documented cases in recent years happened here. And it disproportionately affects people of color.
Oct. 5, 2021
syringes
The gap between White and Latino vaccination rates has been shrinking in the U.S. But gains have been uneven, and in Arizona, there’s still a major disparity between the demographics.
Oct. 1, 2021
She Is Missing MMIW artwork
Gabby Petito’s case has captured the nation’s attention in recent weeks as the mystery around her disappearance played out in real time on the news. But for some Native Americans, it only highlights what’s not covered so insatiably by the media: the disappearance and death of untold numbers of Indigenous women.
Sep. 28, 2021
body camera and badge on officer
The media spotlight on Black Lives Matter protests and police brutality changed the narrative around what it means to be a police officer in America. And according to Adam Fine's research, it’s shifted the way young people, in particular, see law enforcement.
Sep. 28, 2021
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Tuesday night unveiled the results of its community survey at a fundraising event tying into the fall equinox. The final draft provides insights into the next stage of growth for the area.
Sep. 21, 2021
Esteban Moctezuma
The United States and Mexico have signed a new agreement focused on combatting discrimination against Mexican and Mexican-American workers in the United States.
Sep. 2, 2021
Census online response
There were a lot of things standing in the way of an accurate census count in 2020: a pandemic, natural disasters, and what many called political interference from the Trump administration. And although the census says it’s too early to tell, a new investigation from the Associated Press shows a potential undercount — especially of Hispanic and Black populations.
Aug. 31, 2021
statue of justice outside court building
The Arizona Supreme Court says it’s getting rid of peremptory strikes — the ability of lawyers to eliminate potential jurors without giving a reason.
Aug. 31, 2021
Rev. Warren Stewart
Arizona and several other states imposed new restrictions making it harder to vote. Saturday's event at Pilgrim Rest church is part of a national effort to sign up two million new voters and press Congress to act on voting rights legislation.
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Aug. 29, 2021
Rachel Lynett
A Minnesota playwright, producer and teaching artist has won Arizona Theatre Company’s 2021 National Latinx Playwrights Award. Rachel Lynett’s winning play, “Black Mexican,” opens with a student questioning whether a professor is Cuban.
Aug. 27, 2021
Census online response
The recent U.S. census numbers showed that Arizona continued to be one of the fastest-growing states, led by Maricopa County’s nearly 16% growth from 2010 to 2020. As part of that, the area showed an increase in diversity, with residents of Hispanic or Latino descent at the top. But another group steadily grew again: Asian Americans.
Aug. 26, 2021
Arizona Humanities is reminding arts and cultural institutions the final deadline for American Rescue Plan grants is fast approaching.
Aug. 17, 2021
Zachary Justin drew from his outdoor environs in the Gila River Indian Community for the Roosevelt Row mural that features saguaros, birds, mountains and Indigenous symbols with a color palette that is heavy on blues, purples and magentas.
Aug. 16, 2021
Taxpayers in the Tucson Unified School District are not entitled to state assistance for money spent on the cost of court-ordered desegregation programs, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Aug. 11, 2021
El Paso Walmart employees return to work after shooting
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is launching a new initiative to combat bias and racism against Latinos.
Aug. 10, 2021

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