Just a Brown Hand

by Diogenes Brito on Medium

Don’t be afraid to mix it up and use images depicting non-white people. There is certainly enough imagery of white people to go around. If you do so mindfully and with intent to avoid an ignorant caricature of a whole people, then things will work out and you will have made a small but important difference. Our choices as creators matter.
— Diogenes Brito, Product Designer at Slack
Sometimes the simple act of humanizing problems sheds an important light on them, a light that often goes out the minute a stigmatizing label is applied.
— Brown, Brene
I refuse to be a part of this manufactured reality that was manufactured for me by some other people, and I’m manufacturing my own reality. ... I’m an artist. Gardening is my graffiti. I grow my art. Just like a graffiti artist, where they beautify walls, me, I beautify lawns, parkways. I use the garden, the soil, like it’s a piece of cloth, and the plants and the trees, that’s my embellishment for that cloth. You’d be surprised what the soil could do if you let it be your canvas. You just couldn’t imagine how amazing a sunflower is and how it affects people.
— Ron Finley, TED Talk
We are at the cusp of momentous change in the study of human communication and what it tries to foster: community and personal connection.
— Christian, Rudder "Dataclysm"
If you have ever felt like there was NOT adequate or accurate representation of your racial group, sexual orientation group, gender group, and/or disability group in the media, take one step back.
— "What is Privilege", BuzzFeed
The number of minorities graduating from journalism programs and applying for jobs doesn’t seem to be the problem after all. The problem is that these candidates are not being hired.
— Alex T. Williams, CJR
Can anyone do anything? I don’t really know. However, I think we can now agree that people can do a lot more than first meets the eye.
— Carol Dweck, "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success"