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Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

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Images and Democracy: Photography and Shaping Contemporary South African Culture

Market Photo Workshop's Lekgetho Makola, artist Lebohang Kganye, and Africa is a Country’s Sean Jacobs discuss the role of photography in shaping memory and contemporary culture in South Africa.

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What Europe’s Roma Know About Defeating the Politics of Supremacy

This year, International Roma Day and a pivotal election in Hungary coincide. While many Hungarian politicians are promoting racial supremacy, Roma are celebrating their cultural identity as a force to achieve equality.

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With his dog-whistle statements about young people, one of the Netherlands’ top law enforcement authorities has reminded the world that police must take responsibility for maintaining good relations with their communities.

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Marielle Franco Has Not Been Silenced

The outspoken, beloved Brazilian politician may have been violently taken from our world. But her legacy—her tireless dedication to empowering the marginalized and dispossessed—will endure.

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Institutionalization Will Not Solve the U.S. Gun Problem

In response to escalating calls for more gun control, some U.S. leaders have recommended institutionalizing more people with mental health problems instead. But that would be a terrible—and tragic—mistake.

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Confronting the Tigers: How Young Parisians Use the Law to Expose Police Abuse

Four police officers in Paris are on trial for assault, in a case that is highlighting the human cost of abusive and discriminatory policing.

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Market Photo Workshop's Lekgetho Makola, artist Lebohang Kganye, and Africa is a Country’s Sean Jacobs discuss the role of photography in shaping memory and contemporary culture in South Africa.