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Read about the seventeenth- and eighteenth- century scientists who tried to prove that humankind is divided into separate and unequal races.
Review the preamble and bill of rights of South Africa’s 1996 Constitution, a collaborative document that contains considerable protections on civil rights.
Read personal points of view on why some young women in France choose to wear headscarves.
Learn about the advent of online activism and consider the internet's impact on civic participation.
Learn about the voter registration drives in the South during the civil rights movement through a volunteer’s first hand account.
Explore themes of assimilation and integration with three stories about the relationship between newcomers and their host societies.
Consider the factors that cause people to stand up to injustice by reading musician Billy Bragg’s recollection of how influential the 1970s Rock Against Racism rally was to him.
Investigate Nazi Germany’s first eugenic law, the “Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring.”
Reflect on how individuals, communities, and nations decide who has rights that are worthy of respect and protection with this introduction to the concept of the "universe of obligation" (Spanish available).
Congressman and activist John Lewis describes his vision of how we can work together to strengthen our communities and make a better world.
Learn how the US Constitution’s promise of equal protection under the law has been questioned throughout US history in debates over issues such as women's right to vote and birthright citizenship.
Consider the power that words have to influence people to act on behalf of others.