diversity http://kplu.org en Judges: Diversity needed in Washington court system http://kplu.org/post/judges-diversity-needed-washington-court-system The need for a diverse judiciary was the focus of a panel discussion at Washington State University in Pullman Saturday. On hand were judges and justices from around the state, including Judge Cameron Mitchell of the Benton-Franklin Superior Court, who said minority groups don’t always feel like they’re part of the judicial system.<p>“They don’t see anyone who looks like them that looks like they might have the same type of experiences that they may have had," Judge Mitchell said. "That is a very intimidating situation. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:19:25 +0000 James Dawson 5199 at http://kplu.org Guest post: Why are all these white folks deciding what Africa needs? http://kplu.org/post/guest-blogger-why-are-all-these-white-folk-deciding-what-africa-needs <p>This is a guest Humanosphere post from Kunle Oguneye, president of the Seattle chapter of <a href="http://www.theafricannetwork.org/" target="_blank">The African Network</a>, a Nigerian and former tech worker who now writes children&rsquo;s books (which should, I hope, explain the photo).</p><p>Oguneye wrote me to suggest that Humanosphere tends to suffer from the same bias, or lack of diversity and perspective, that afflicts much of the local global health and development community.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/guest-post-one-nigerians-view-of-how-we-view-africa-and-other-developing-countries/">Here&rsquo;s what he says:</a></strong> Thu, 12 May 2011 18:17:07 +0000 Tom Paulson 1586 at http://kplu.org Guest post: Why are all these white folks deciding what Africa needs?