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11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

“We talk a lot about race in this country a lot, but we don’t include you [in] the conversation… I’m interested in how you feel.”<p>That’s the open-ended question award-winning filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas poses to young white Americans in his (aptly named) new documentary: “White People.”<p>The content …

Race & Ethnicity

Adding just 1.5 percent more minority officers to a police force can majorly decrease racial profiling

Increasing the racial diversity of a police department by a very small amount can have an outsized influence on the department's interactions with …

'Stopped for no reason': Calls for police to end 'racial profiling'

A group of young people in Victoria are speaking out against alleged racial profiling and discriminatory policing, which they claim sees them …

Sudan: Detained students face an 'increased risk of torture'

Security forces in Sudan have reportedly detained and is currently holding dozens of students and activists. Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on …

Africa

Lake Chad Basin is world's most neglected humanitarian crisis: U.N. aid chief | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa’s Lake Chad region is the world’s most neglected humanitarian crisis, where poverty and desertification have been compounded by violence caused by Boko Haram, the U.N. aid chief said on Tuesday at the World Humanitarian Summit.<p>A Cameroonian police …

Africa

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, more than 60 presumed dead

GENEVA – The U.N. migration agency said Friday that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the …

From Tehran to Atlanta, Lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani Fighting for Human Rights

Azadeh Shahshahani is a human rights lawyer who has worked for over a decade in the US South. She was the first woman of color to lead the National Lawyers Guild and as a social justice lawyer has been deeply involved in the movements for immigrants' rights including shutting down the Stewart …

Rights & Freedoms

Chad's Former President Hissène Habré Found Guilty Of War Crimes

After an unprecedented trial, the former president of Chad has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by a court in Senegal.<p>NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that former President Hissène Habré ruled for eight years until 1990.<p>Ofeibea filed this report for our Newscast …

Africa