Does makeup have diversity?

EAST LANSING, Michigan — For years, men and women have struggled with the idea of finding the right shade of beauty for their skin and having it fit to their complexion and skin type.  

There has always been a debate between drugstore makeup companies like Maybelline and Covergirl compared to high-brand cosmetic companies like Urban Decay and Rihanna’s new line “Fenty Beauty.”

Christopher George, who works at Sephora in Lansing and is responsible for matching customers to the right type of makeup for their skin type, said, “Many people have said that the difference between drugstore and Sephora is the quality. Though that may be true, it’s probably just based on their skin type.”

Skin type is different for every person. One can be oily and one can be dry. No one has the same skin type — just like no one has the same skin color.

#OscarSoWhite more like #HollywoodSoWhite

In late February 2016, the Academy Awards nominations for the following year were released. While the actors and filmmakers who were nominated celebrated their triumph, others were outraged—for the second year in a row the twenty actors and actresses nominated for the top four categories were white. This notion led to the #OscarsSoWhite movement that arguably made more noise than the Oscars themselves. A conversation that was already present now was going to heard by everyone. Several actors included Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith boycotted the award show and others included George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon and President Barack Obama showed their support for the call to create a more inclusive and representative environment.

A Northern Michigan school district promotes diversity in a non-diverse region

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Northern Michigan is not a very diverse region, which is reflected in the extremely small percentage of different ethnicities in Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). Shown here are the total numbers of students of each ethnicity via Mary Beth Stein, a student services coordinator at TCAPS. Below are the numbers from the 2010 census year. Gina McPherson, a preschool teacher at TCAPS, has a lot of experience with this.

Private colleges seek racial, not religious diversity

By CORTNEY ERNDT
Capital News Service
LANSING – Some of Michigan’s private colleges are pushing for more racial and ethnic diversity, but not actively seeking more religious diversity. Colleges like Hope, Calvin, University of Detroit Mercy, Albion, Cornerstone and Concordia that are affiliated with denominations of Christianity are reaching out to minorities in recruitment. Yet, religious diversity is not a goal. Hope College professor of religion Barry Bandstra said, “We do promote racial and ethnic diversity. And we are naturally somewhat diverse religiously, though not as much as some students and faculty would like.”

Hope requires all students to complete two religion courses before graduation.