Germany’s 7-1 victory over host country Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals this week followed the injury of Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, whose collision with Colombian player Juan Camilo Zúñiga during the quarter-final game last Friday led to a hail of racist epithets aimed at Zúñiga. Ready to go beyond the headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next.
Mellody Hobson asks us all to be open about race — not to avoid talking about it. Which is amazing — and a particularly useful message after a few weeks in which loud opinions about the subject have all but drowned out thoughtful discussion.