Workers wash freshly harvested bananas on a banana plantation near Parrita, Costa Rica.
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While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
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Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
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Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
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With the number of multiracial Americans growing, there's a fierce debate in the black community over who's black – and who isn't.
Hidden Figures is certainly inspirational, but the racial politics of the space programme were hardly so easily settled.
Allison Davis, circa 1965.
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His landmark contributions to anthropology have faded from memory, despite real-world policy impact during the mid-20th century.
Barack Obama at a campaign stop in 2007.
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Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.
Most whites would say they’re okay with diversity. But is there a threshold?
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Wittingly or not, Donald Trump may have exploited group threat to turn people's fears into votes.
Activists, New York City Pride Parade (2016)
In a year with demands of writing and editing a memoir, inspiration can be found in photography.
An 18th-century painting shows an indigenous woman with her Spanish husband and their child. The plaque reads: ‘From a Spaniard and an Indian is produced a mestizo.’
The strange and enlightening tale of a South American dictator who tried to prevent white people from marrying other white people.
Clockwise, from left: White nationalist William Pierce, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, white nationalist Richard Spencer, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, professor Kevin MacDonald, and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart.
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An academic who has studied the American far right explores whether the alt-right can become a sustained political force.
There is consistent high-level agreement with the proposition that ‘multiculturalism has been good for Australia’ across Scanlon Foundation surveys.
The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.
It is a myth that children don’t notice difference or ‘see’ race.
By four years, children have already begun to internalise bias and stereotypes. Yet research shows teachers and parents are often uncomfortable or unsure about talking to children about cultural difference.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Nelson Mandela came to power in 1994 with a promise to redress historical in equalities in South Africa.
South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done.
Boxer Jack Johnson was relentlessly reprimanded for his arrogance and opulent lifestyle. But what was the criticism really about?
The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
Race and perceived beauty are closely intertwined.
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A sociologist wanted to know how simply self-identifying as 'multiracial' – regardless of how you actually looked – would influence your attractiveness.
Rachel Dolezal isn't the only one who experiences a transition in racial categories, but what are the implications of inconsistent racial identifications on mental health?
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments.
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One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what's even meant by 'grit'? And what if grit means something different for everyone?
Tankiso Motaung, an unemployed South African university graduate, takes his hunt for a job to the street in Johannesburg.
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Many young South Africans struggle to get a job due to the high levels of unemployment. But access to information, which is influenced by race and class, increases the chances of getting employed.