The situation of the humans in modern Equestria Legally, people of all races and beliefs are allowed to come and go in Equestria as they so please ever since the unification of the nation. After all, had not Equestria been formed when the unicorns, pegasi and earth ponies decided to set their differences aside and work together in harmony? In practice, however, non-ponies tend to have a slightly harder time. Discrimination wasn’t a problem that began when Equestria was teleported to this world. Back in Equus, historical conflicts created tensions between ponies and races like gryphons, changelings (insectoid creatures that can take any form they desire, including ponies) and dragons. Even if the three races as of recently began to reform their ways as a result of the intervention of Princess Twilight Sparkle and her group of friends, they were still seen as creatures that just wanted to loot Equestria for all its worth. In today's Equestria, humans are finding themselves in a situation where it is hard for them to find jobs in workplaces run by ponies. Though some ponies in southern Equestria, where the vast majority of humans live (though they're still a small minority excepting in a few cities), have gotten accustomed to their neighbours, in the north things have been more complicated. Over there, the better-educated nobility is still horrified at the atrocities the humans were capable of doing to eachother (and apparently, there are a few human countries still denying, sugarcoating or outright promoting these deeds) and while they won't remind humans of what their ancestors did (at least most ponies don't), they still want to make sure they know who is the boss in Equestria. The north is also, coincidentially, where the economic, media and academic centers are located in, so northern racists are in a good position to expand their propaganda. Not helping the situation is the presence of ponies like former Chancellor Neighsay, who was once the head of the Equestria Education Association before getting fired for making racist remarks. Taking him as an example, he believes that humans should be completely segregated from the Equestrian education system to keep them from corrupting pony minds and using their education against ponykind. Princess Twilight Sparkle is working with a handful of loyal academists in an effort to try to shed a more positive light on the humans. Not every human is evil, much like not every pony is a reflection of the core values of Equestria, so why do we hate eachother? Do we really need to step down to the lowest of living beings because we think we're superior? Doesn't that sound like what an awful being regardless of race would do? The Crystal Empire has, fortunately, not been hit with the racist wave in Equestria, so all Cadance has to do is make sure her literary agents are filtering out books from the mainland that may contain racist elements. In addition, she is also distributing Twilight's research material across the academies of the Crystal Empire, which are already being affected by the slander coming from the mainland.