Ethnicity & Race



France has its own version of #OscarsSoWhite

France has its own issues with a lack of diversity in films and movie awards. But those who are trying to compile statistics on racial and ethnic representation in France face another problem. It's taboo to even collect those kinds of numbers in France.


How the Rosie the Riveter era changed America: an African-American woman's story

While America still has far to go in reducing racism, we've come a long way. Over almost a century of life, Betty Soskin has lived through segregation, the civil rights era and Black Lives Matter. As the nation's oldest park ranger, she reflects on how the needs of the nation during World War II helped speed social change — not just for women but also for African Americans.


Harriet Tubman and her connection to a small church in Ontario

After the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed the capture and return of slaves from states and territories in the US even where slavery was outlawed, Tubman began bringing slaves to Canada. On many occasions, Tubman brought runaway slaves to a church called Salem Chapel in St. Catharines, Ontario.