Modern viewers: Scrooge doesn't discuss what he's learned or ask for redemption. He swiftly negates the life he would have led, had it not been for the ghostly interventions.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.
Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
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.
Marginalized groups said that they had experienced discrimination at the workplace, at the doctor and with the police.
For the first time since independence, Namibia's ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn't help.
The graph says Americans on the highest incomes now face lower tax rates than Americans on low incomes. It's a consequence of an unusual definition of income.
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
To quell weeks of protest over extreme inequality, Chile's president has agreed to rewrite the country's constitution, passed in 1980 under the deadly military regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Including direct accounts from 'yellow vests' members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They've grown too much, too fast.
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Argentina has voted for change. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and national unity.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana's governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
Frustration at intergenerational inequity captures the views of many contemporary education worker activists and environmentalists alike.
Mmusi Maimane's resignation highlights one of the core problems of democratic South Africa - the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it in the past.
A film about Cape Town's environmental resources features a cast as diverse as breakdancers and wetland activists - and is being used as a study aid globally.