Race

View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew.

NASA’s iconic image of Earth still inspires 50 years later. Fmr astronaut Mae Jemison reflects on it.

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, who now directs the 100 Year Starship Project, talks about the power of the "big, blue marble" image of planet Earth, taken 50 years ago.

NASA’s iconic image of Earth still inspires 50 years later. Fmr astronaut Mae Jemison reflects on it.
The Supreme Court is deciding a case on whether, and how, universities may consider an applicant’s race when making admissions decisions.

What is affirmative action? Here are 4 essential reads.

What is affirmative action? Here are 4 essential reads.
From left to right: Yeleyeni Songsore and her Ghanaian husband; Mawiyah Kambon and Kamal Kambon; Kwaku Asantu Maroon Asare.

‘This is where I should be’: 1,500 Black Americans make Ghana their new home

‘This is where I should be’: 1,500 Black Americans make Ghana their new home
women in billowing dresses

This Brazilian city is home to a US Civil War colony. It banned racist symbols at its annual Confederate festival.

This Brazilian city is home to a US Civil War colony. It banned racist symbols at its annual Confederate festival.
Magdi Omar Ytreeide Abdelmaguid and Chirag Patel are the artists behind Karpe, a Norwegian rap duo whose latest hit "PAF.no," has gotten people across the country talking about Norwegianess and belonging. 

This Norwegian chart-topper speaks to Norway’s immigration story

This Norwegian chart-topper speaks to Norway’s immigration story
Filmmaker Crystal Kwok speaks to a customer at shop featured in the film,"Blurring the Color Line."

'I want people to have uncomfortable conversations': A new documentary explores Chinese and Black relations in the Jim Crow South

Crystal Kwok is the director of "Blurring the Color Line," a new documentary about her family’s experience in Augusta, Georgia, and the relationships between Chinese Americans and Black people during the Jim Crow era.

'I want people to have uncomfortable conversations': A new documentary explores Chinese and Black relations in the Jim Crow South
dancers in flouncy dresses

Samba schools at Carnival take a stand against the racism and violence that Black Brazilians face

Through glittering costumes, provocative floats and bold song lyrics, several samba schools at this year’s Carnival — the first since the pandemic hit — are paying tribute to the country’s Black history while also lambasting the racism and violence that Black Brazilians continue to face. 

Samba schools at Carnival take a stand against the racism and violence that Black Brazilians face
Prem Pariyar stands in front of Alexander Meiklejohn Hall on the campus of California State University, East Bay.

'Hidden discrimination': California university joins national trend to protect against caste bias on campus

Caste was outlawed decades ago across South Asia. But it still exists and has found its way to American campuses.

'Hidden discrimination': California university joins national trend to protect against caste bias on campus
An aerial view of Fairbourne village in Gwynedd in Wales, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.

Climate change may be the leading driver of tomorrow's refugee crisis

If climate change continues on its current trajectory, over 200 million climate refugees could be displaced worldwide by the year 2050.

Climate change may be the leading driver of tomorrow's refugee crisis
Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) elbows Chicago Sky's Stevanie Dolson (31) during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Race, sexual orientation play a big role in WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia, scholar says

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, a historian and a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, has been following Griner's case closely. She joined The World's Marco Werman to discuss the risks that Griner now faces in Russian detention.

Race, sexual orientation play a big role in WNBA star Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia, scholar says
A Pittsburgh police officer stands in a downtown Pittsburgh intersection Sunday, May 31, 2020.

If not police, what? Part II

This week in Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, Sam Ratner takes a deep dive into the history of Freedom House, a Pittsburgh-based Black-led nonprofit hired in 1968 to offer ambulance services in some of the predominantly Black neighborhoods around the city.

If not police, what? Part II
A friend of 24 year-old Congolese immigrant Moïse Mugenyi Kabagambe, holds up a sign during a protest to demand justice for his violent death, at Barra da Tijuca beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.

'African. Worker. Killed': Thousands demand justice for killing of Congolese refugee in Brazil 

Moïse Kabagambe, 24, was beaten to death while attempting to collect unpaid wages. His death has spurred calls for justice and accountability in a country where a young Black person is killed every 23 minutes. 

'African. Worker. Killed': Thousands demand justice for killing of Congolese refugee in Brazil 
The entrance to Treblinka, one of Europe’s largest World War II-era extermination camps.

A new monument in Poland sparks concern about Holocaust revisionism

The new monument at the Treblinka railway station has raised concerns among Holocaust historians about how Poland's current far-right government is distorting history.

A new monument in Poland sparks concern about Holocaust revisionism
Migrants make their way to the checkpoint "Kuznitsa" at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU places new sanctions on entities facilitating migration to Belarus

The EU is placing new sanctions on travel companies helping to transport migrants to Belarus. Also, American journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison, has been released by the military junta in Myanmar. And, Austria imposes a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

EU places new sanctions on entities facilitating migration to Belarus
São Sebastião Fort and Museum with statues of conquistadors São Tomé.

'Born in Blackness': A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery

Major aspects of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from an African perspective have gotten erased throughout time. Howard French set out to illuminate a more expansive understanding in a new book called, "Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War."

'Born in Blackness': A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery