Diet passes Japan's first law to curb hate speech

May 24, 2016

Diet passes Japan's first law to curb hate speech

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Japan’s first anti-hate speech law passed the Diet on Tuesday, marking a step forward in the nation’s long-stalled efforts to curb racial discrimination. But the legislation has been dogged by skepticism, with critics slamming it as philosophical at best and toothless window dressing at ...

Divisive Australian politician Hanson could win seat: experts

May 24, 2016

Divisive Australian politician Hanson could win seat: experts

Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia’s Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday. Hanson became one of Australia’s most divisive politicians in a generation when she used her first speech to Parliament in ...

Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

May 18, 2016

Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 ...