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Ugandan climate Activist Vanessa Nakate attended the World Economic Forum in early 2020 alongside other youth activists from around the world. She participated in a press conference with Greta Thunberg and other activists before a large Fridays For Future protest in the area.
While she was present at the press conference, you wouldn’t have known she was there based on news coverage. She’d been cropped out of a photo shared by The Associated Press, where she posed alongside Thunberg, as well as Isabelle Axelsson, Luisa Neubauer, and Loukina Tille. The only thing distinguishing the activists from one another was their race—not their accolades or fierce activism for the climate, but their race.