On criticism, inclusion—and exclusion—at one of the most diverse Sundance festivals in history.
Edwin Eisendrath discusses the offensive Reader cover, staff diversity, and the paper’s future
Sun-Times Media CEO says, “We’re stabilizing.”
Walter Benn Michaels on how liberals still love diversity and ignore inequality
A conversation with UIC professor Walter Benn Michaels, whose controversial 2006 polemic The Trouble with Diversity now looks prescient.
How not to be an offensive jerk this Halloween
Don’t even think about going as a “bad hombre.”
Chicago’s diversity is legible on its signs
Signs speak to the character and composition of neighborhoods and communities.
How Chicago theater artists are diversifying the city’s stages
Efforts are underway to make Chicago’s theater less uniformly white, thin, able-bodied, and gender-conforming.
The fight to preserve a model public housing project
Lathrop Homes has long been one of CHA’s most diverse and successful properties. But today it’s a shell of its former self.
Are Chicago’s elite private schools as diverse as they claim to be?
The socioeconomic makeup of the city’s elite private schools is a public policy issue—or should be one.
This week’s Chicagoan: Jack Herman, scoutmaster
Jack Herman, scoutmaster: “That’s why you want to keep these kids in the program, because it gives them some stability.”
Best Neighborhood for Diversity
Trying to make separate equal
“By one means or another, our schools will be integrated,” federal judge Julius Hoffman said of Chicago schools in 1962. It was wishful thinking.
Should Emanuel move to Englewood?
Rahm’s desegregation plan
Best Bus Route for Glimpsing a Palimpsest of the City
Why I love my hood
Quotidian life in Rogers Park
The wisdom of diverse crowds
Hard evidence that it’s better to hire a diverse group of people than only the best experts you can find.