Actor Samuel Lange Zambrano plays Junior, a boy who becomes obsessed with relaxing his hair. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Waverly Adcock, a sergeant and founder of the West Augusta Guard, prepares his company for inspection and battle at a Civil War re-enactment in Virginia. Sara Smith, whose great-great-grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, holds the Confederate battle flag. Courtesy of Jesse Dukes hide caption

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Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. Wilmot Chayee/AP hide caption

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Author H.P. Lovecraft, famous for his works of horror writing, was also known for his highly racist opinions. AP Photo/Brown University Library hide caption

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Retired U.K. soccer player Jason Roberts, seen here in 2012 playing for Reading, says he's experienced racism in the sport since his teens. Scott Heavey/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks during a joint press conference in Malaysia's administrative capital in Putrajaya Sunday, where he was asked about racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign at a street corner in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid Sunday. Aviv, who called his neighbor "monkey momma" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, was ordered by a judge to display the sign. Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Schoolchildren tour the bus that civil rights icon Rosa Parks made famous when she refused to give up her seat. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo Saturday at the Missouri State Fair. Jameson Hsieh/AP hide caption

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Cecile Kyenge's appointment in April as integration minister was hailed as a landmark for diversity in Italy. But since then, she's been the target of death threats and vicious racial slurs. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo at the Missouri State Fair on Saturday. Jameson Hsieh/AP hide caption

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More than 1,000 people turned out Monday for a Demonstration of Solidarity at Oberlin College. Classes were cancelled after a string of racist incidents on campus. Gus Chan/The Plain Dealer /Landov hide caption

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