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Protection and promotion of basic human rights and civil liberties. These stories revolve around advocating for and protecting individual, social, and justice rights as well as work to eliminate discrimination and to increase equity between different demographics of people.

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How New Orleans police went from ‘most corrupt' to model force

How New Orleans police went from ‘most corrupt'...
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In Detroit, one organization is schooling Muslims on racial justice

In Detroit, one organization is schooling Musli...
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Baltimore enacts new rules to root out squalid rental properties. But some tenants could lose their homes

Baltimore enacts new rules to root out squalid ...
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Is It Time for Courts to Stop Charging Bail?

Is It Time for Courts to Stop Charging Bail?
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High school class aims to bring students face-to-face with extremist viewpoints

High school class aims to bring students face-t...
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What a medical school on a Rwandan hilltop can teach the United States

What a medical school on a Rwandan hilltop can ...
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Benchmarking Racial Inequity in St. Louis

Benchmarking Racial Inequity in St. Louis
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A radical idea for an ancient African conflict: talking to the enemy

A radical idea for an ancient African conflict:...
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Austria's rural programs are integrating migrants — but can the gains last?

Austria's rural programs are integrating migran...
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Reimagining Norman Rockwell's America

Reimagining Norman Rockwell's America
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The Jim Crow Jury System Falls in New Orleans

The Jim Crow Jury System Falls in New Orleans
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Is There A Cure For Hate?

Is There A Cure For Hate?
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This Nonprofit Is Calling Out Racism In Unexpected Places

This Nonprofit Is Calling Out Racism In Unexpec...
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Mexicans shower the caravan with kindness — and tarps, tortillas and medicine

Mexicans shower the caravan with kindness — and...
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A movement for police accountability is on Nashville's November ballot

A movement for police accountability is on Nash...
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In Iowa, A Commitment To Make Prison Work Better For Women

In Iowa, A Commitment To Make Prison Work Bette...
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The Crime Machine, Part II

The Crime Machine, Part II
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To Help Immigrants Feel Safer Around Police, Some Churches Start Issuing IDs

To Help Immigrants Feel Safer Around Police, So...
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Ghetto Film School Trains Its Lens on Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Ghetto Film School Trains Its Lens on Hollywood...
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Kenya's Government Is Evicting Indigenous People. Tech Helps Them Fight Back.

Kenya's Government Is Evicting Indigenous Peopl...
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The Foreigner

The Foreigner
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78207: America's Most Radical School Integration Experiment

78207: America's Most Radical School Integratio...
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Magazine in Greece Rejects Labels about Refugees

Magazine in Greece Rejects Labels about Refugees
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When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … by Singing

When Thousands Struck Back Against the USSR … b...
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Alternative museum tours explore colonial loot, biased narratives

Alternative museum tours explore colonial loot,...
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