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Fresh Air host Mark Stucky of Newton, Kansas shook hands with Thomas Flowers from Gulfport, Mississippi, as Doris Zerger Stucky – Mark’s mother – watched in this 1960 photo. Mennonite Library & Archives, Bethel, Kansas

The Fresh Air Fund’s complicated racial record

Many urban children who took part in a program that was supposed to enrich their lives dealt with racism instead. Why can't this cultural exchange become a two-way street?
Do people use the internet in ways that disadvantage nonwhites? magic pictures/shutterstock.com

Is there structural racism on the internet?

The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, or look away? pixabay

Cultures fuse and connect, so we should embrace polyculturalism

Cultural diversity is an inescapable fact of modern life. How we should think about it is less obvious. Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, merge its colours into one – like a colour wheel spinning…
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for having been called wise in part because he wouldn’t label himself wise. Shutterstock

What is wisdom, and is it unwise to pursue it?

It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland. AP Photo/Brian Witte

The rising homegrown terror threat on the right

The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.

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