Author: Lucy Carrillo

What Does Diversity and Inclusion Mean?

Lucy Carrillo , February 7th, 2019


We need an emic approach to creating more inclusive departments. In December 2018, I called the founder of a diversity management organization to ask about a meeting where…


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The New Elite’s Battle Against Affirmative Action

Lucy Carrillo , September 24th, 2018


The Harvard University Affirmative Action lawsuit says more about wealth than about race. What little solace we had from Abigail Fisher losing her anti-affirmative action case against the…


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Starbucks, Racism, and the Anthropological Imagination

Lucy Carrillo , May 24th, 2018


Capitalism is generated through moral and economic negotiations. After a series of discrimination allegations, Starbucks announced in April that it would close to eight thousand stores on May…


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Diversity Audited (A Short How-To Guide)

Lucy Carrillo , February 6th, 2018


Since the 1980s, audits have almost become mundane. They have provided means by which employers can increase efficiency and productivity, as well by which the most disenfranchised can…


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Beyond the Criminal Discourse in Title IX Procedures

Lucy Carrillo , October 26th, 2017


On September 22, 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rolled back the Title IX guidelines implemented under the Obama Presidency. The shocking implications of this are too numerous…


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The Disastrous End for DACA Students and Workers

Lucy Carrillo , September 25th, 2017


Early morning on September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, issued to protect over 800,000…


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Managing Hope after Affirmative Action

Lucy Carrillo , May 30th, 2017


What “Diversity of Thought” Reveals About the Disappearing Corporate Ladder   In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg took the media by storm with the publication of her book, Lean In:…


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Six Ways Anthropologists Can Challenge White Supremacy

Lucy Carrillo , March 27th, 2017


Recently, white supremacists attempted to defame Boasian Anthropology and its historic role in challenging scientific racism. This article proposes some concrete steps by which to challenge whiteness …


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