Category Archives: Equity and diversity

Exploring how the past informs the future

Colin Grier’s archeological studies explore how indigenous societies adapted to social and ecological change. For thousands of years, numerous small-scale societies, mostly coastal hunting, gathering and fishing peoples, populated the Pacific Northwest. What remains of these small-scale societies, and what … Continue reading

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Autism and juvenile justice

Laurie Drapela’s book examines how autism research can improve juvenile justice policies in the United States and Canada. Laurie Drapela has been studying inequities in the justice system for more than 20 years. Drapela, an associate professor of criminal justice … Continue reading

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Racial discrimination and health: The Asian American story

Racial bias against Asian Americans is seldom the subject of research. Sara Waters and SuYeon Lee say that has to change. The signs you see everywhere during the COVID-19 pandemic proclaiming “We’re all in this together” don’t ring true for … Continue reading

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The space between “us” and “them”

Marcelo Diversi’s second book on “betweener” culture urges tackling social justice issues from a personal perspective. On the 9-hour flight between his native Brazil and his current home in the Pacific Northwest, Marcelo Diversi acquires a new identity. “I’m going from … Continue reading

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Preparing teachers for bilingual students

Gisela Ernst-Slavit is spearheading a grant to improve the way schools and teachers can support students who are learning English along with their lessons. Communities and families will benefit too. For many years, Gisela Ernst-Slavit has been troubled by the … Continue reading

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