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#OscarsSoWhite and diversity as your research topic

For the second year in a row, all of the actors in the 2016 Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories are white. In 2015, the hashtagged phrase #OscarsSoWhite made the rounds on Twitter, protesting the lack of diversity in the Academy Awards. When the situation repeated itself in 2016, noted Hollywood voices including Spike Lee, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith announced their intentions to boycott the Oscars to make a statement.

Find out more on how the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag came to life. (Credit: Ivan Bandura)

Find out more on how the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag came to life. (Credit: Ivan Bandura)

The Academy was quick to react, and has released a number of changes dedicated to increasing the diversity of the Academy—and thus, they hope, its award winners—by 2020. If you are looking for a research paper topic in your courses on film studies, African American studies, or civil rights, consider taking a look at the changes being made by the Academy—and weighing in on whether or not this is enough. Read more

Ethnic diversity and inclusion in higher education

In the last decade or so, colleges and universities have realized that they need to actively push for cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion in both their faculty and student body on college campus. College presidents are establishing councils to provide an inclusive perspective on college issues.

What do you know about diversity in higher education? (Credit: Joanne Chan)

What do you know about diversity in higher education? (Credit: Joanne Chan)

They are holding meetings, planning agendas, organizing group discussions and hosting symposia to promote diversity. Good research paper topics on diverse issues in higher education could be to write about college efforts to increase diversity. Read more

How diversity boosts creativity and efficiency in the workforce

If you’re majoring in business or human resources, then you might want to focus your next research paper topics in the areas of workforce diversity, a career plan, or women in the workplace. There are plenty of good topics to choose from. Let’s take a look at a few topic ideas and resources for your next research paper.

Diversity: No Longer Just Black and White. (Credit: Myron Curry)

Diversity: No Longer Just Black and White. (Credit: Myron Curry)

Workforce research paper topics

Be sure to take a look at the resources available to you at Questia where you can read millions of full-text books, journal articles, magazines and newspapers. Read more

Law journals discuss court cases on diversity in the classroom

U.S. Supreme Court building.

U.S. Supreme Court building

Racial diversity on college campuses has had a lengthy judicial history. Several cases have upheld or struck down affirmative action used in college admissions policies. Law journals and civil liberties organizations are weighing in on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas. Some, including an author in Vanderbilt Law Review, are still debating whether race should even be a factor in admissions policies and if diversity really does enhance a study body.

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