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Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity

Morris Robinson in the Los Angeles Opera's 2009 production of The Magic Flute. Los Angeles Opera hide caption

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Oh, weird, a street scene in Mumbai where everything isn't covered in neon clouds of dust. Is this really even India? Subhendu Sarkar/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Carolina "Maria" Hurtado in the now abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was sterilized four decades ago. Renee Tajima-Peña hide caption

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Sophomore Morgan Wang (center) takes part in a rehearsal of The Miser at Arroyo Pacific Academy in Arcadia, Calif., last November. Wang plays Marianne in the play. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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A screenshot of Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address, which has a different message on immigration than the one in South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's response speech. Conferencia GOP via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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At left, Jimmy Smits in My Family. At right, Jennifer Lopez in Selena. Left: Zoetrope/New Line/Kobal Collection. Right: Scott Del Amo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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