The Washington Post Magazine today released an issue devoted to photography that documents both external and internal struggles with racism. In the issue, nine photographers created photo essays that take on the challenge of depicting bigotry. Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson writes in the introduction, “Some of the images are beautiful and unsettling. Some are jarring. If some make us uncomfortable, that is progress. An easy conversation about racism is not a real conversation at all.”

In the issue, readers will find:

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: The photographer created his own crime scene. The infraction? Being black.
  • SPEAK YOUR MIND: Talking about discrimination can require careful navigation
  • TOY STORY: Even in dolls, our tendency to objectify black female bodies comes through
  • FACE TO FACE: How our skin color affects the way others see us
  • UNWANTED NEIGHBORS: In some areas of Chicago, the signs of environmental injustice are everywhere
  • CHOKEHOLD: The dangers of internalizing racism
  • THE RACE CARD: The photo industry’s historical bias toward particular skin tones
  • CARVED IN STONE: At Georgia’s Stone Mountain, the state’s ties to the Confederacy cast a long shadow
  • IN OUR SKIN: A photojournalist depicts what it feels like to be on the receiving end of ignorance and hate

The issue will run in print on Dec 1.