Since July 1, 2015, I’ve been the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA. One of my goals is to change the way we talk about diversity and difference. Accordingly, I launched CrossCheck, a blog -like platform that’s unconventional for administrators but is necessary for honest and critical conversation. These posts can be found at the Equity website <http://equity.ucla.edu/crosscheck>. But I am also providing a mirror here just in case that site’s undergoing maintenance.