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US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver, West Virginia, July 24, 2017, as Trump travels to speak at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Missing President

Two crises in the past week demanded leadership of the singular sort that only the president can supply. Trump failed on both counts.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JULY 08: The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The KKK is protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal

The answer to the violence in Charlottesville isn't to outlaw white supremacy.

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One Woman’s Fight to Claim Her ‘Blackness’ in Brazil

The experience of a young lawyer raises difficult questions about race, belonging, and the bureaucracy of affirmative action in a country lauded for its egalitarian history.

Abdul Karim from Nigeria pursues a B.Sc in Information Technology from NIMS, Jaipur.

Out of India

A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.

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Os vários tons de Maíra Mutti Araújo

Num país famoso por um ideal de mistura racial, a luta de uma candidata para usar cotas raciais levanta questões complexas sobre cor e identidade no Brasil.

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: Members of group Educafro protest in silence in front of the Presidential Palace on favor of the racial quota policies on June 27, 2012 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Peter Francia/News Free/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to determine who counts as disadvantaged.

Trump advisor Steve Bannon is seen in the Oval Office before US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet at the White House January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Bannon’s Hugely Destructive First Week in Office

The puppet master is leading the Trump administration down a road of carnage.

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The Last White Africans

With 200,000 members, AfriForum is the leading civic organization advocating for the rights of Afrikaners in South Africa. Do the people responsible for apartheid’s crimes have a claim to their country’s future?

Former French president and losing candidate of the right-wing Les Republicains party primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy leaves his offices in a car on November 21, 2016 in Paris.
Sarkozy's defeat at the hands of his former premier Fillon, a man he once nicknamed "Mr Nobody", marked what appeared to be an ignominious end to the ex-president's forty years in politics.  / AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT        (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

Can French Sanity Hold Out Against the Forces of the Far-Right?

The surprising political upset of Nicolas Sarkozy may be just the trick to stop Marine Le Pen and the National Front from taking power. Or not.

New citizens wave US flags before being sworn in during a Naturalization Ceremony conducted to swear in 125 new citizenship candidates at a ceremony on Liberty Island on October 28, 2011 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.   AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

This Moment, This America

This election is revealing not only the greatness of democracy but the greatness of the American people. Now go vote.

Hong Kong, CHINA: Shoppers cross the street in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, 31 May 2007. Retail sales for April, generally seen as a barometer of the health of the consumer-lead economy in 2007, were set to be released later 31 May after figures released the month before showed sales slowed sharply on the back of a "fall-off" in supermarkets and volatility in the car market.       AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

I ‘Went Back to China’ — and Felt More American Than Ever

Six years in Hong Kong showed me how deep racism runs in Asia’s world city.

TOPSHOT - Renho, chosen for the new leader of the Democratic Party, raises her arm with party members at the end of their leadership election in Tokyo on September 15, 2016. 
Japan's main opposition party on September 15 chose a fiery former newscaster with Taiwanese roots as its new leader in its latest bid to reboot after losing power nearly four years ago. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan’s Summer of Women

Three women have recently risen to high political positions in Japan’s famously closed society, but is the country really ready to embrace openness and inclusion?

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17:  Teams and Officials Say No To Racism during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Semi Final match between Brazil and Senegal at Christchurch Stadium on June 17, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA Dismantled Its Anti-Racism Task Force And Says Its Work Is Done

Despite calls for it to remain intact, FIFA has dismantled its anti-racism task force.

Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi attends a joint press conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (not pictured) in Naypyidaw on June 17, 2016.
Ayrault is on a three-day visit in Myanmar to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
 / AFP / YE AUNG THU        (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Aung San Suu Kyi Bring an End to Civil War in Myanmar?

A fledgling peace summit brought together democracy leaders, military chiefs, and warring ethnic rebels. But it didn’t go all that smoothly.

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