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Kenyans take to the streets in the capital, Nairobi, to call for peaceful August 2022 elections. Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya’s election red flags in five essential reads

Patronage politics, a history of violent conflict and high-stakes elections increase the risks of poll violence in Kenya.
A protester holds a sign reading ‘White Privilege Is The Problem’ at a rally against policy brutality and racial injustice in New York on Sept. 5, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Use of ‘white privilege’ makes online discussions more polarized and less constructive

In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.
A district employee carries a ballot box a day before distributing to pollings center in Bogor, West Java. Indonesia will hold its general elections on 17 April, during which the president, vice president, and legislative members will be elected. Adi Weda/AAP

Indonesia’s elections: why do they matter and what’s at stake?

Here is what you need to know about Indonesia’s elections and what’s at stake.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Oscars 2019: Beyond the stats, why diversity matters

Numbers alone don’t relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
A scene from the 1961 film West Side Story. The casting of an Australian performer as Maria in a local production of the musical was recently criticised for ‘white washing’ a story about a Puerto Rican immigrant. The Mirisch Corporation,Seven Arts Productions

Friday essay: identity politics and the case for shared values

Our identity unquestionably shapes (and can limit) how we interact with the world. But it should not become the only foundation upon which we build our understanding of it.
The ‘It’s okay to be white’ poster campaign, seen in the context of reacting to ‘Black Lives Matter,’ cannot be seen as benign. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The trouble with saying ‘it’s okay to be white’

Posters with the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were found around the campus of the University of Manitoba. What does it really mean?
Network map of accounts within #auspol tweets mentioning or linking to Russian propaganda outlets, Sputnik and RT, May 4 – July 30, 2018.

Russian trolls targeted Australian voters on Twitter via #auspol and #MH17

A lot of attention has been focused on Russia’s efforts to influence American politics, but Australia has also been a target – and continues to be a target – of covert foreign influence.
Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Democratic members of the House and Senate in late 2017. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Democratic Party’s pluralism is both a strength and weakness

The Democratic Party is a mishmash of causes and interest groups. The party’s future will be determined by how its leaders balance and align the interests of its diverse factions.

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