Hey, What About All the Gay People Who Aren't Winning Oscars?

Rich Juzwiak · 01/25/16 05:40PM

Two-time Academy Awards nominee Ian McKellen has spoken out about the lack of diversity in the film industry, as it relates to being acknowledged by the Oscars (and landing the kind of roles that could yield gold-plated glory). “The fact that black people feel underrepresented in studio movies and big movies…well, it’s what women thought for a long time,” he said in an interview with the U.K.’s Press Association. “It’s what gay people like myself still think. And it’s a legitimate complaint and the Oscars has become the focus of those worries. So I sympathize.”

Legendary Tech Investor Stumped By Names of New "Diverse" Colleagues

Sam Biddle · 09/22/15 05:01PM

The miserable lack of diversity in Silicon Valley is so exhaustively documented by now that we’ve nearly run out of ways to point it out. It’s most conspicuous at the top echelons, where the money is invested and recouped—and longtime VC John Doerr just made the problem glaringly obvious.

Fox News Defends Diverse Anchorwomen, Brags About "12 Non-Blondes"

Jay Hathaway · 07/14/14 12:19PM

Fox News has called a Facebook meme pointing out the network's abundance of white, blond-haired anchorwomen "yellow journalism" (I see what you did there) and argued that its staff is actually very diverse. Politifact found 14 blondes among Fox's female anchors and, Howard Kurtz is "relieved" to point out, a whole 12 non-blondes.

Max Read · 03/28/14 02:16PM

How can the National Park Service "reintroduce the national parks … to a new generation of Americans"? It can start by making sure its workforce looks more like America: "The staffing at the Park Service has remained perpetually and overbearingly white throughout its century-long history."

SNL Hires Normal Regular Castmember Just Like They Always Hire

Caity Weaver · 01/06/14 06:05PM

About one month after Saturday Night Live publicly announced its search to find a black woman on planet Earth, one such woman—Sasheer Zamata—has been added to the cast as a featured player. Deadline reports the Upright Citizens Brigade veteran will make her debut on the January 18th SNL episode hosted by Drake, whose appearance hopefully has already been booked and is not contingent upon Zamata knowing his phone number and being able to get in touch with him because they are both black. She is the cast's first black female member since Maya Rudolph's departure in 2007.

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 12/15/13 04:30PM

Here are the three finalists for the role of SNL's only black female castmember.

Hamilton Nolan · 10/11/12 12:41PM

With all due respect, if you want to ban gay marriage, perhaps "Chief Diversity Officer" is not the job for you.

You're Messing Up Our Neat Little Racial Categories

Hamilton Nolan · 02/10/11 11:50AM

What has happened to the neat and tidy racial divisions placed unto our planet by god himself? I'll tell you what's happened to them: lots of fucking. We can no longer tell who's what just by looking! We can no longer trust our suburban redoubts to be lily-white! We can no longer make convenient racial jokes secure in the knowledge that no one in listening range belongs to one of the ethnicities being mocked! Nooooooo!