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Ibrar Hussein Mirzai, an 18-year-old Afghan, has received asylum in Hungary and hopes to eventually gain Hungarian citizenship. He is aware that Hungarians don't like refugees. "I am a normal person just like them," he says. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Hungary Has A Xenophobia Problem

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Yawkey Way, outside Fenway Park, was named for the late, former Boston Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey, who was known for his philanthropy, but also for what was a racist ball club. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

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An undated photo shows a Ku Klux Klansman and Neo-Nazi demonstrator holding symbolic shields at a march in Palm Beach, Fla. In Bring the War Home, author Kathleen Belew argues that America's disparate racists groups came together after the Vietnam War. Steven D Starr/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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How America's White Power Movement Coalesced After The Vietnam War

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Britain's Conservative Party politician Enoch Powell, right, listens to two demonstrators in Canada in April 1968, reading a petition that describes him as a "racist." AP hide caption

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An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

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Outgoing European human rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks (L) shares a joke with the Dalai Lama at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in 2016. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's A Very Different World Now,' Says Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner

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Radio Replay: The Mind Of The Village

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Italian far-right party activists hold a banner reading "fatherland" during a demonstration against a government proposal to reform citizenship procedures for the descendants of immigrants living in Italy, in Rome, Nov. 4, 2017. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Anti-Migrant Slogans Are Overshadowing Italy's Election Race

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The Cleveland Indians have agreed to remove the Chief Wahoo logo, which for decades has been publicly protested as racist and offensive. "[T]he logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use in Major League Baseball," said Commissioner Rob Manfred. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Shalon Irving, a public health researcher who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and and Prevention who was studying the physical toll that discrimination exacts on physical health, died just a few weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Soleil. Black women are 243% more likely than white women to die during or shortly after childbirth. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

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The U.S. Air Force Academy has completed its investigation into an incident of racist graffiti on campus. The school's terrazzo and chapel are seen here in Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer. Jason Gutierrez/United States Air Force Academy hide caption

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Workers pull pipes from an oil well in 2016 near Crescent, Okla. The oil industry wants to attract a new, more diverse generation of workers, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult. J Pat Carter/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

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Kolbi Brown (left), a program manager at Harlem Hospital in New York, helps Karen Phillips sign up to receive more information about the All of Us medical research program, during a block party outside the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Troubling History In Medical Research Still Fresh For Black Americans

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U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered cadets, staff and others to urge them to have moral courage and protect their institution from racism. A video of the speech was released by the school. U.S. Air Force Academy hide caption

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The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a relative of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, resigned on Monday as pastor from a North Carolina church. Above, Lee speaks at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Francine Anderson grew up in a small town in Virginia in the 1950s. She says that when she was 5 years old, she first realized that the color of her skin could put her in danger. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

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While doctors and nurses have an ethical duty to treat all patients, they are not immune to feelings of dread when it comes to patients who are hateful or belligerent. A well-known article from the 1970s spoke to this. Sally Elford/Getty Images hide caption

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Neo-Nazis and white supremacists who participated in the protests in Charlottesville, Va., are being identified online — and the family of one man says they no longer have anything to do with him. Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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After racist graffiti was sprayed on the gate of his house in Los Angeles, the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James spoke about racism, saying "Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day." Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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After Sulley Muntari (right) heard racial slurs from fans during a match in Sardinia, Italy, on April 30, he protested — and got a yellow card from the referee. A supporter holds the card aloft. Enrico Locci/Getty Images hide caption

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