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Discrimination

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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Talking About Race: A Conversation with Paul Butler

Georgetown Law professor and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler talks about his new book Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

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Film Screening and Discussion: Extraordinary Women of West Africa

This documentary film traces the everyday lives of five women in the region, highlighting the vital if sometimes unacknowledged role they play in their communities.

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Policing the Black Man: A Conversation with Angela J. Davis and Sherrilyn Ifill  
Davis and Ifill discuss a new collection of essays on the impact of the criminal justice system on African American boys and men.
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“Gender Ideology” Is a Fiction That Could Do Real Harm

Political forces opposed to the rights of women and LGBTI people have a new rhetorical weapon. But even if “gender ideology” is a made-up concept, it could still be used to undo many recent and hard-won gains.

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Ripples of Hope in the Fight Against Hate

The United States is stronger when it shares messages of inclusion, and when people of all backgrounds are welcome in their own communities and treated with respect and dignity.

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The Deep Roots of the U.S. Ban on Trans Soldiers

A proposal to exclude trans people from the U.S. military was greeted with widespread disapproval. But a new report reveals how often hatred of trans and gender-nonconforming people is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

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Georgetown Law professor and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler talks about his new book Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

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