Tiff Gonzales is a fourth-generation Mexican American, native to Texas, who identifies as queer both in gender identity and sexual orientation. Tiff moved to Louisville five and a half years ago for work. She says when we talk about race in Louisville, we’re generally only talking about black and white. Latino issues re rarely part… Continue reading LGBTQ Community More Than Black & White: Tiff Gonzales, Defining Fairness
For the third year, a neighborhood schools bill has been introduced in the Kentucky state Senate. Republican Sen. Dan Seum of Louisville introduced Senate Bill 9 Monday, the final day bills were allowed to be submitted to the legislature. Two other measures have previously won Senate approval but failed in the House. Seum said there’s… Continue reading Neighborhood Schools Bill Introduced Again in Kentucky Senate
“I’m going to do it with the understanding that our transportation folks that say this can be done, they damn well better be right, or next year they’re going to have to deal with me,” said board member Larry Hujo.
Implementation of middle and high school assignment plans was already delayed by one year amid concerns about potential transportation problems.
A hearing is set for tomorrow afternoon in federal court in Louisville regarding a challenge to Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. Last week, attorney Teddy Gordon filed a request for an injunction on behalf of two plaintiffs whose children were seeking entrance to Stopher Elementary school as kindergarteners. Gordon wants the plan halted,… Continue reading Hearing Tomorrow in JCPS Student Assignment Case
Relationships between African Americans and Hispanics, once unified during the Civil Rights Movement, seem to be breaking down as competition for jobs, health services and housing becomes fiercer. How is Louisville being affected by “Black-Brown” tension and what is being done to promote harmony between minority groups? Cross Cultural Connections, a race relations program created by the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, the Louisville Urban League and the Hispanic Latino Coalition is helping to bridge the cultural gap between Kentucky’s Hispanics and African Americans. Listen to the Show
Despite jokes you may have heard on The Office, workplace diversity is still a serious issue. Amidst shifting demographics in our country and its workplaces, promoting diversity and a culture of inclusion is increasingly important at all levels of the business sector. It goes beyond hiring practices to the attitudes and actions of a company’s highest echelons. Listen to the Show
Officials of Jefferson County Public Schools are holding public meetings about proposed changes to the system’s assignment plan. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Tomorrow the district is holding the first of seven meetings this month about the new assignment plan. (See below for locations and times.) The plan is supposed to create diversity in schools.… Continue reading JCPS Holds Sessions on Assignment Plan
Let’s say you are a current college student in Kentucky – if you look around at your fellow students, what do you see? Are they all white, or mainly white? What percentage of your classmates are African-American, or Latino, or of any other of myriad ethnicities who live and learn in our communities? Well the Council on Postsecondary Education wanted to know about diversity on Kentucky’s campuses so they commissioned an independent study. Listen to the Show