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Navigating the complexities of the Asian American experience amid rising racism at home
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This U.S. governor was impeached—for cracking down on the KKK
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Oregon once legally banned Black people. Has the state reconciled its racist past?
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The Race Issue

In 2018, to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, National Geographic examined the implications of race on how we live, communicate, view the world and each other.

“It’s hard for an individual–or a country–to evolve past discomfort if the source of anxiety is only discussed in hushed tones.”
–Michele Norris

Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance

These Twins Will Make You Rethink Race

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

Where the Streets Have MLK's Name

Why Do We See So Many Things as ‘Us vs. Them’?

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

From Birth to School to Old Age: Inequality by the Numbers

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance

These Twins Will Make You Rethink Race

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

Where the Streets Have MLK's Name

Why Do We See So Many Things as ‘Us vs. Them’?

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

From Birth to School to Old Age: Inequality by the Numbers

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance

These Twins Will Make You Rethink Race

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

Where the Streets Have MLK's Name

Why Do We See So Many Things as ‘Us vs. Them’?

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

From Birth to School to Old Age: Inequality by the Numbers

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

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Native American imagery is all around us, while the people are often forgotten

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Native Americans are recasting views of indigenous life

How Latinos Are Shaping America's Future

How Muslims, Often Misunderstood, Are Thriving in America

See U.S. racial and ethnic diversity, mapped block by block

How South Asian Americans Are Building a New American Dream

Native American imagery is all around us, while the people are often forgotten

Scenes from the Japanese Internment Resonate Today

Native Americans are recasting views of indigenous life

How Latinos Are Shaping America's Future

How Muslims, Often Misunderstood, Are Thriving in America

See U.S. racial and ethnic diversity, mapped block by block

How South Asian Americans Are Building a New American Dream

Native American imagery is all around us, while the people are often forgotten

Scenes from the Japanese Internment Resonate Today

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The March on Washington: Keepers of The Dream is set to premiere Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10/9c on National Geographic and available next day on Hulu. The timely one-hour documentary special is from National Geographic and The Undefeated, ESPN’s content initiative exploring the intersection of sports, race and culture. It will trace the raw and uncensored journey of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of the heroes who marched for justice and equality in the 1960s, and the experiences of those on the front lines of the current fight for racial equality.

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‘We have to believe that we’re one people, one family’

‘You Have to Grab This Moment’

Immigration Crisis ‘Tests Soul of Our Nation’

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