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Open Society Voices

Data Alone Won’t Stop Ethnic Profiling

June 19, 2018 Maryam H’madoun

While many police officers in Belgium recognize that ethnic profiling is real and harmful, acknowledging the problem is only the beginning. It’s time for law enforcement to move beyond words and make concrete policy changes.

Russia’s Mass Naturalization of Crimeans Has Had Very Unnatural Effects

June 14, 2018 Laura Bingham, Natasha Arnpriester

Russia’s campaign to impose nationality on the annexed territory has led to the sometimes violent suppression of ethnic identity, according to a new report.

A Historic Moment for Europeans of African Descent

June 11, 2018 Nick Glynn

The European Parliament’s recognition of black Europeans’ contributions and structural disadvantages was overdue and welcome. But policymakers and civil society must keep working to build a more inclusive European future.