Katherine Johnson spoke at the Oscars about her work depicted in the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures.’
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NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
More than half of black people in the U.S. live in highly segregated areas.
Black Americans who grow up in racially segregated areas tend to have worse health, education and future economic prospects. Moving out can make a big difference.
Some kids need a more challenging curriculum.
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New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and middle schools. Taking that step could make things even worse for some of the children it aims to help.
The Rosa Parks Barbie (centre) with other figures from the Inspiring Women Series. From L to R: Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart.
It's great that toy companies are celebrating diverse role models, but children could be taught so much more in their write ups of their stories.
Many kids in the U.S. today attend public schools composed mostly of students of the same race.
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, and actor Danny Glover, right, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2019.
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Reparation opponents who oppose truth and reconciliation by insisting that America’s “original sin” of slavery is in the distant past should heed the lessons of Canada and South Africa.
When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
The institution’s west dormitory is depicted in this 1942 photograph. Scudder demanded that no walls be erected on the prison grounds.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
Isabel, on left, when she was working for Mangankali Housing Company, talking to politicians and/or bureaucrats on the Wollai, the Aboriginal reserve at Collarenebri.
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Denied an education in 1930s Australia because she was too black, Isabel Flick went on to fight segregation at her local cinema in the early 1960s. She became a powerful campaigner for Indigenous rights.
Luxury apartments loom over the Paraisópolis Favela in São Paulo, Brazil.
Segregation is not just a problem in London – it's happening in cities all over the world.
Families that spend more on housing may have less to spend on their health.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
Preventing discrimination in the classroom.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
During Super Bowl LIII, will Atlanta’s long struggle for racial equality be highlighted or glossed over?
The country's 'Black Mecca' is hosting the Super Bowl. With the NFL's national anthem controversy still lingering, this creates an undeniable paradox.
An elder speaks at a rally against black deaths in custody in Sydney in May 2018.
The Australian justice system must do more to acknowledge the colonial system on which it is built, which inherently privileges whiteness.
Anti-Apartheid protest in the 1980s are mere snapshots of time in the long journey towards equality, paved by the sweat and blood of those in the African National Congress and beyond.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela's achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
A model city?
Brasília was designed to be a just and inclusive city, but it still failed. Can Egypt's new capital avoid the same mistakes?
United States’ Simone Manuel who won the Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, said she hopes for a day when there are more Black swimmers.
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Summer time and time to cool off in a pool or lake? The statistics reveal that race complicates the issue: in the U.S., Black people drown at five times the rate of white people.
The KKK assembled in Portland, Maine, in 1923.
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One year after Charlottesville's white supremacist march, US racism is seen primarily as a Southern-grown problem. But Jim Crow laws started in the North, which has a long history of systemic racism.
The fault lines between highly segregated neighbourhoods have been linked to higher crime rates and mental health issues.
Fair housing protest in Seattle, Washington, 1964.
Where people live in the US is still often influenced by racial discrimination. Is the federal government doing enough to carry out the vision of the civil rights era legislation?