January 2016


The Weekly reFRESH: The problem with “diversity”

Edited by Mara Meyers Following the rise of the #OscarSoWhite hashtag, this week’s reFRESH focuses on a highly discussed – and critiqued – word this week: diversity. We’ve also got a hard look at sexual assault coverage in the media, and a take on Macklemore’s new song on privilege. What we’ve been checking out… Ava […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Radical MLK and $1M for girl coders

Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes reflections on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a new name for your savings account, and a practical end to Silicon Valley’s well-documented diversity problems. What we’ve been checking out… Citing the “white privileged racism” of this all-white Oscars, Mark Ruffalo considered not attending. We think […]

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Introducing: The New Class

Modern day “thought leaders” are everywhere–we see their mugs on our televisions, their memes on our Facebook feeds, and witness their keynotes at the latest hot conference. Sometimes, it feels like you can’t escape the same ten faces. Best-selling books and having a boatload of Twitter followers is great, but are those really the only […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Queen Bey’s threat and The Development Set

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing a new series on Medium, how Queen Bey continues to change all the games, and a moving editorial from President Obama. What we’ve been checking out… We’re appalled (but not totally surprised) that expert women’s opinions still aren’t being valued. It’s time to pass the mic. White supremacy […]

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