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Students and administrators at the Icahn School of Medicine are working to fight racial disparities at their school, including: (from left) Masrai Williams, Michelle Sainté, Giselle Lynch, Dr. David Muller, Eziwoma Alibo, Michael Espino and Shashi Anand. Gabriela Bhaskar for NPR hide caption

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Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, speaks Friday during a campaign rally in Orlando. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Election Is Latest Target Of White Supremacist Robocalls

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Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers players, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 6. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Elgin Baylor's 'Hang Time' Addresses Racism And His Basketball Career

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Customers sit on the patio of a Chicago Starbucks store after it was closed on May 29. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'I'm Not Aware Of That': Starbucks Employees Receive Racial Bias Training

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Jessica Jones spends her Friday evening mini-golfing at East Potomac Park Mini Golf. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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How Mini-Golf Played A Big Role In Desegregating Public Rec Spaces

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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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