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The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Cropped from nicholas_t/flickr

Where is ‘rural America,’ and what does it look like?

'Rural America' is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. Understanding – and improving – these parts of the country is critical for all Americans.
Union workers supporting coal energy (right) face off against environmentalists in Pittsburgh, 2013. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

The US environmental movement needs a new message

Most Americans care about the environment, but they didn't vote that way this year. Two political scientists urge the movement to build better connections with blue-collar workers and immigrants.
How many non-white writers are published in Australia each year? Is their job to remain at the exotic margins of our literary culture? Siryk Denys/shutterstock

Diversity, the Stella Count and the whiteness of Australian publishing

A recent attempt to broaden the Stella Count by measuring the diversity of writers reviewed proved to be a hard ask. Is the bigger problem here the whiteness of our publishing industry?
It is a myth that children don’t notice difference or ‘see’ race. from www.shutterstock.com

How do you talk to kids about racism?

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.

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