According to a recent Takeaway-Harris poll, more and more people (62 percent) say they feel comfortable speaking out and challenging their abusers. But when digging into those numbers, a different story unfolds.
"It’s a really, really scary moment for the Somali community," says refugee advocate Suud Olat.
India is a country obsessed with fair skin. This new campaign tackles the beauty norm.
Hiroshima's A-bomb survivors know all about the fear of radiation: their own fear and other people's fear of them. Now they are helping people who lived in Fukushima's nuclear danger zone deal with some of the same issues.
A Massachusetts politician has been outspoken about his opposition to the Dominican Republic's citizenship laws — and it's sparked a battle within his constituency.
Japanese people, even some minority groups, tend to believe that Japanese society is homogeneous and racism doesn't exist in the country. But a Japanese American has drawn praise — and ire — by exposing that belief as a myth.
In the US, here’s been an outcry against the passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana. But while some citizens are stunned, a foreign correspondent says it's even harder for someone trying to explain it to people outside the United States.
Ebola is still a scary, hot-button issue in the United States, and some Africans immigrants say they're being harrassed and discriminated against because of those fears. Now a web- and phone-based hotline is hoping to collect those stories and use them to fight back against unwarranted attacks.
Jennifer was once named Edward, a hard-boiled Army sergeant and career soldier in the infantry. But now that her service is done and she's transitioned to being a woman, DOD policies keep her from taking full advantage of veterans benefits unless she reveals that she has transitioned from the other gender.
On the one hand, India’s school lunch program encourages children from lower-caste communities to enroll in school. And where the program works well, it brings children from different castes together. But in some states, the program is actually used as a tool to reinforce discrimination.