What does in mean to be an “American” today? What our ideals and values as a nation and go gets to decide what those should be? How are people of color and other marginalized groups challenging and redefining what it means to be an American?

Our America is a collection of reports focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion with nuance, which showcase marginalized voices from communities living in the shadows or on the fringe. Every story that we publish is produced to be shared across multiple platforms using multimedia including slideshows, podcasts, infographics and charts, art and animations, maps, timelines, original documents, and informational videos.

The collection of stories are a product of Professor Ayala’s advanced seminars on reporting about culture and diversity in all its forms. Prof. Ayala can be reached at Jesus.Ayala@csulb.edu.