How do you define diversity in 150 words or less?

  Diversity is agency. Let me offer an example as explanation. I experience daily the reality of underrepresented minority matriculation at Berkeley. 3.8% are Black, 7.1% are Latino/Chicano, and >1% are Native, compared with to 6.6%, 38.2%, and 1.7% in California. We who do attend, experience racial microaggressions which make us wonder if we even…

Questions with Obvious Answers: The Danger of Reframing and Oversimplifying Poverty

People fail to understand the power of expertise. In my personal experience, it is more visible in some situations than in others. My academic background, as you see from my personal pages, is one of natural sciences and of engineering. One thing which frustrates me to no end is how averse the Western community is…

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