Welcome to Cup of Diversity Blog

Cup of Diversity Blog is a platform whereby Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither shares cutting-edge strategies related to diversity, equity and inclusion. She has over 15 years of professional experience. Krishauna uses lived experiences and her love of literature and research to inform her posts. Cup of Diversity is the blog component of Hines-Gaither Consulting, LLC, a firm that offers coaching, workshops, training, keynotes and meets all of your diversity and inclusion needs. Krishauna also serves as the Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Justice at Mount Saint Mary’s University-Los Angeles.

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I Published 2 Articles on Antiracism in World Languages!

Below, you may download both articles. Krishauna’s Note: I was honored when the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) contacted me to contribute to their winter magazine edition of The Language Educator. The winter edition has a Focus Topic dedicated to antiracism. My co-author, Dr. Cécile Accilien and I were invited to…

We’re Moving to Los Angeles, CA!

I have just a few weeks left in North Carolina. My family and I will soon fly to the west coast where I will assume an inaugural position as the Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Justice (VPEDJ), pronounced VP for EDGE, at Mount Saint Mary’s University-Los Angeles (not to be confused with a school…

My Book Deal! My Writing Retreat!

Dr. Cécile Accilien and Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither have received a publishing contract with Routledge Press. Learn more about their recent writing retreat! Routledge Press recently invited me to contribute to a new book series titled, “The Antiracist Classroom.” Along with my co-author, Cécile Accilien of Kennesaw State University, we are under contract to author one of…

Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither Named a “Voice for Change” in North Carolina

I am honored to have been named a Voice for Change by Spectrum News in North Carolina. I am appreciative of their recognition of my work in support of equity, diversity and inclusion. View Spectrum News broadcast linked below.

Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither featured in the Winston-Salem Chronicle, and named the Small Business of the Month for her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read all about it!

I am honored to be featured as Busta Brown’s Person of the Week in the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Read article here. My company, Hines-Gaither Consulting, LLC was named the Business of the Month for May by the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, NAACP, Urban League, Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Triad Minority and Women’s Business Expo.…

Black and Mexican Women’s Solidarity: Coffee over People?

The first stamp on my newly minted passport: Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, la ciudad de la primavera eterna (the city of eternal spring). Cuernavaca was a floral oasis, 70 degrees year round. At nineteen years old, I was curious, naïve and full of adventure. As Mexico was my first study abroad and international experience, the love…

Solidarity with Asian Communities: My Story

I was raised in predominantly African American working class communities. I had very few interactions with Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. I did not have an Asian friend until high school, and her Cambodian family was the only Asian family in our high school that I recall. When I went to college, there was a larger…


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