Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
Primary school children in France will now have to learn and sing La Marseillaise. But for many people, it is racist and xenophobic.
The leaders of Islamic State do not see their caliphate as an exercise in theocracy for its own sake, but as an attempt at post-colonial emancipation.