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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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Celebrated as an Athlete, Murdered as a Lesbian  

The murder of Eudy Simelane, the South African national football star, illustrates the contradictions that define life for LGBTI people in Africa.

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Case Watch: Justice Sotomayor Highlights Impact of Biased Policing

A Supreme Court justice’s arguments make for powerful reading, given the troubled state of relations between the police and African American communities across the country.

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How UK Politicians Laid the Groundwork for Brexit’s Hate Crime Surge

The wave of race-based crime unleashed by the Brexit vote is the result of societal intolerance cultivated by British leaders for years.

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As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

A series of court rulings ensures hundreds of thousands of eligible voters will be able to exercise their rights at the polls this November.

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The New Face of Solidarity

An initiative aims to help marginalized groups cooperate—and learn from each other.

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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

From comic book heroes to Hollywood villains, some of the best-known characters of the pop culture landscape have hidden Roma roots.

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