Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

A Reckoning With Race to Ensure Diversity for America’s Face Abroad

“America’s face abroad” is bullets, bombs, and tanks, combined with McDonald’s golden arches, Coca-Cola cans, and Hollywood films. Americanization is antithetical to “diversity.”

By Lara Jakes

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Tianna Spears dreamed for years of becoming an American diplomat. She quit in January after two, and says she will never return to the State Department, given what she has described as its failure to protect her from racial discrimination — from the United States government — while on the job.

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