Post Tagged with: "diversity"

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More Teacher Diversity Needed

Education, New York January 8, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Teaching staff in New York City schools is not nearly as diverse as the student body, reports Chalkbeat.

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NYC Releases School Diversity Plan

Education, Government, New York June 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

The largest school system, and among the most segregated, in the country has laid out its plans to increase diversity in its schools. Chalkbeat takes a look at initial reaction to the proposals.

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Cuomo Urged to Hire More Asians

Asian, Government May 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim and others have written to Gov. Cuomo, urging that more Asians be hired for state government jobs, Korea Daily reports.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said his administration will look like the city. (Photo by Julius Mortal/Voices of NY)

De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

Elections 2013, Government, Latino, Revson Covering NYC November 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

A government that looks like the city is what Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio vowed to assemble during a reception at the “Somos el Futuro” conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend.

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Opinion: Broad Appeal Key to Winning Mayoral Race

Demographics, Elections 2013, In the News, Opinion, Politics June 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

While the city’s white and black populations decline, and Hispanics and Asians grow, a Gotham Gazette commentary looks at what shifting demographic numbers mean when it comes to winning the mayoral seat.

Bill de Blasio Runs as the Anti-Bloomberg

Bill de Blasio Runs as the Anti-Bloomberg

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Latino, Politics, Video June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Setting himself as the progressive choice for mayor, Democratic contender Bill de Blasio promised, if elected, 200,000 new units of affordable housing, a better relationship with the city’s unionized workers and new health and education programs that would be funded by taxing the wealthiest New Yorkers.

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Queens Council District Most Diverse

Communities, Government, Immigration, Queens, Voices' Picks June 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Queens Courier reports that City Council District 23 of northeastern Queens is the most ethnically diverse district in the city, according to its representative Councilman Weprin, who acknowledged that it comes with some challenges.

Bill Thompson: New Yorkers Ignored for 20 Years

Bill Thompson: New Yorkers Ignored for 20 Years

Speaking at the first in a series of Q&As with mayoral candidates at CUNY, Bill Thompson promised that if elected mayor, he will build a diverse administration and nearly triple the money the city spends in ads in community and ethnic publications.

Black FDNY applicants train at Prospect Park in January. The Vulcan Society is offering free training sessions on weekends to help people on the list pass the physical. (Photo by Marc Fader via City Limits)

Mandate to Diversify FDNY Slow, Difficult

African American, Asian, Demographics, Latino, New York April 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

The racial composition of the New York Fire Department may be finally changing to comply with the orders of a federal judge, but many minority firefighters fear the transition will be slow and difficult, reports City Limits in an investigative report.

"Not all Latinos are descendants of the Incas, the Mayas or the Guaraní who inhabited these lands before Columbus arrived with his three little ships." (Photo by Asterio Tecson via Flickr Creative Commons)

Opinion: Time to Bring Our Spanish Grandmas Out of the Closet

Culture, Demographics, Opinion October 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

In Latin American countries, where the mixture of races reigns supreme, many people try to hide their black heritage. But here in the U.S., the reverse is true, writes columnist Dolores Prida in El Diario La Prensa. Many Latinos hide or ignore their white Spanish ancestry.

Harlem resident and firefighter Khalid Baylor is one of a crop of non-white new recruits to the FDNY. (Photo by DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

Voices in Focus: FDNY Exam Draws Record Number of Minorities, Women

Crime, Culture May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

New details in the ongoing story of sex abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; a record number of aspiring women and minority firefighters; a dogged principal takes on a troubled school; an immigrant sports fan muses over racism in the stands; and two public art projects that address immigrant workers’ rights.

The changing face of Bath Beach, Brooklyn.

The changing face of Bath Beach, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Immigration, In the News, Mexican January 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm

A combination of Chinese, Russian, Mexican and Italian immigrants are mixing it up in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Home Reporter News reports that the once Italian neighborhood is changing, and some locals say in many ways it’s for the better.