When war gets in the way of beauty

The recent turmoil between Israel and Lebanon leads to tensions in the most unlikely places places… such as an international beauty pageant.

Miss Lebanon could be stripped off her crown simply for being “photobombed” byMiss Israel at the 2015 Miss Universe contest.

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Race in America – Charts that Illustrate Where We Are

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/02/civil-rights-act-anniversary-racism-charts_n_5521104.html

63 Black Harvard Students Share Their Experiences In A Powerful Photo Project

“The “I, Too, Am Harvard” photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.”

This happens everywhere, but these students share their experiences and their messages to others:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/21-black-harvard-students-share-their-experiences-through-a

Stereotypes Influence Perceptions of Race and the Statistics Kept about Them – NPR

“Governments, schools and companies keep track of your race. The statistics are used to track the proportion of blacks and whites who graduate from school. They tell us how many people identify themselves as Native American or Asian. They help us measure health disparities. But there’s a problem with all those statistics — and the deeper way we think about race.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/02/11/275087586/study-stereotypes-drive-perceptions-of-race