Wherever you are, whatever language you speak, this is the one opportunity that you do not want to miss. Express yourself through one of the four essay topics. The deadline is June 2, 2017.

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Globally, less than 6% of the parliamentarians are under 35 years old.
— United Nations, 2014

The data are in: Young people are increasingly less racist than old people.

In the 1960s, almost half of white respondents in the U.S. suggested they would move if a black family moved in next door. But the proportion of Americans reporting to the World Values Survey that they were uncomfortable living next to someone of a different race fell from 8% in the 1980s to 6% today.

Again, in 1958, only 4% of Americans approved of interracial marriage according to Gallup polling. Support only crossed the 50% threshold in 1997. It has now reached 87%.

Although people can lie to surveyors about their beliefs, the polling matches up with behavioral change.

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