Ukrainian refugees wait near the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico.
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Four scholars of race, religion and immigration explain how US refugee and asylum policy has long been racially and religiously discriminatory in practice.
Atlanta Braves fans perform the ‘tomahawk chop’ during a playoff game in 2004.
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The insistence on preserving the team name – along with fan traditions like the ‘tomahawk chop’ – is even more glaring given the city’s links to the civil rights movement.
Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention.
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Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Robinson wrote, ‘I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world.’
Oil pumps can be found near homes across the Los Angeles area.
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Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and research shows how people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
While the league has taken steps to make baseball more welcoming for LGBTQ employees and fans, no active player has come out.
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Among the more than 20,000 men who have played major league baseball, not one has publicly come out of the closet while still in uniform.
Hundreds of active oil wells are hiding in plain sight across the Los Angeles area.
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Photos from the early 1900s show LA’s forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and new research finds people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
Can Joe Biden restore U.S. world leadership?
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Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.
Chileans celebrate victory after the referendum, in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 25, 2020.
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After a year of unrest Chileans voted decisively on Oct. 25 to replace their constitution, a relic of the military dictator Pinochet. Civilians, half of them women, will write the new constitution.
‘Chile Decides’ whether to change its military dictatorship-era constitution at a popular referendum on Oct. 25.
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On Oct. 25 Chile will decide whether to replace its dictatorship-era constitution with a new one written wholly by the Chilean people. The vote shows how protests can change the course of a nation.
Latin America’s era of the woman president is over. What have we learned?
New research on Latin America’s four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
A Le Pen campaign rally in Villepinte, France on May 1, 2017.
Populist parties like France’s Front National typically stress traditional family values. So is it possible for them to appeal to traditional leftist voters like single women and the queer community?
Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was sentenced to 17 years after being convicted in a college rape case.
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Why are student-athletes so often at the center of sexual assault cases? A look at the culture of hookups, coverups, and who’s got game.
Law enforcement officers move in to verify the identity of people in a field outside the Fort Lauderdale airport after a mass shooting.
New ways of expressing discontent are constantly emerging. Could mass shootings join what sociologist Charles Tilly has dubbed the ‘repertoire of contention’?
How is the violence perpetuated by Omar Mateen and Brock Turner related?
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The crimes of Brock Turner and Omar Mateen may be discussed as if they’re unrelated. They’re not.
Mourners in Charleston, SC.
The killing of nine people in Charleston’s AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
Sepp Blatter managed to maintain his tight grip on FIFA, for now.
The US move against corruption in FIFA, which has been both praised and condemned, strengthens America’s soft power around the world.
NATO Baltic air policing mission highlights rising tensions north of Ukraine.
Anxiety over the crisis in eastern Ukraine has ratcheted in recent days amid claims of an effective Russian invasion, and warnings of NATO making a 4000-troop reaction force available to the region. As…