The springbok emblem was introduced under white rule in South Africa and by retaining it, it remains a burden for many South Africans who followed the Rugby World Cup.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
From spirituals about the trials of slavery to the fight for civil rights and the modern rhythms of swing music, Duke Ellington told a story about black life that was both beautiful and complex.
Americans have debated what it means to be Christian in politics throughout their history. Those debates continue today.