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Stories about Ethnicity & Race

24 June 2017

How Balkan Egyptians Are Asserting Their Identity and Fighting Discrimination in Macedonia

"Our community is just a small part of the Balkan cultural mosaic, but nevertheless it provides important contribution to the overall European diversity."

23 June 2017

Remembering Native American Civil Rights Pioneer, Lehman Brightman

The Bridge

Brightman was a key figure in many important acts of Native American resistance, including the takeover of Alcatraz Island and the occupation of Mount Rushmore.

The 1944 Thiaroye Massacre in Senegal, a Shameful Episode of the French Colonial Period in Africa

"In 1944, African soldiers, liberators of France, were massacred by... France itself. These African servicemen had committed only one crime: that of being African."

22 June 2017

Nigerians Celebrate the Election of Seven British-Nigerians to the UK Parliament

While the federal government of Nigerians is congratulating the new MPs, some Nigerians say the government should not appropriate the electoral victory of the British-Nigerians.

16 June 2017

Witch Doctors’ Latest Victims Are Bald Men in Mozambique, Police Say

"[I would like] a nation where the people looked for honest jobs and did not have to hurt or even take the lives of others," one blogger wrote.

7 June 2017

Ethnic and Political Violence Continue to Stain Burundi

"If I were to take you at your word, I would ask you why you insist on providing ammunition to the imperialist colonists that call us savages."

6 June 2017

A New Festival in Madhya Pradesh Revives a Lost Indigenous Culture

Thousands of people have gathered in Verwada village in Barwani district to celebrate the newest festival in Madhya Pradesh – the festival of Rani Kajal Mata, an ancient, indigenous deity.

3 June 2017

From Kazakhstan, A Tale of Famine and Flight

"I was six years old. My uncles, my father’s younger brothers, led me by the hand. We walked by night and slept by day."

1 June 2017

Dalit Students in India Say Government's Disappearing Scholarships Amounts to Discrimination

"Each one of us Dalit’s progress in education is determined by these fellowship grants. When we are denied these, we undergo mental harassment and our societal death."

31 May 2017

For Afro-Colombians, Police Racism Is a ‘Daily Reality’

"You put me between a rock and a hard place, and then you call me extremist?"

Mexico's Indigenous Peoples Select a Woman to Represent Their Resistance in Upcoming Presidential Election

"Let this country shake with the resistance, rebellion and dignity of all the peoples of Mexico."

25 May 2017

The Election of Dr. Tedros as WHO Director-General Isn't Exactly Uniting Ethiopians

"You won a free election, congratulations. Now, why don't you try that here in #Ethiopia?!"

22 May 2017

An Afro-Colombian Model on “Social Bleaching”

"I wonder how many children "whiten" themselves socially without even realizing it. They are...ignorant of their ancestors and of the people who fought so history wouldn't repeat itself."

17 May 2017

Political Bad-Mouthing in Trinidad and Tobago Sullies Opening of Stadium Named for Cricketer Brian Lara

Politics and sport may be inextricably linked, as evidenced by the online commentary following the opening of the Brian Lara Stadium in south Trinidad.

8 May 2017

Seven Years After Execution, Kurdish Teacher Farzad Kamangar's Legacy of Hope Remains

"I know that one day, this harsh and uneven road will be paved for teachers and the suffering you endured will be a badge of honour..."

7 May 2017

Singer Teddy Afro's New Album Holds Fast to His Vision of a Diverse, Yet United Ethiopia

Known as the Bob Marley of Ethiopia, some claim that Teddy Afro’s songs represent a defeated ideology -- but his albums are generating record sales.

1 May 2017

Life as a Vod, Russia’s Disappearing Ethnic Group

RuNet EchoRising Voices

Made up of just a few dozen people, the world’s largest community of Vods lives outside St. Petersburg. Victoria Vziatysheva recently spoke to some of the Vods’ last living descendants.

30 April 2017

A Royal Misdemeanour Makes for a Heated Discussion in Nigeria

"I even love the Ooni of Ife more after the snub meted out to him by the uppity head of a tiny chiefdom. Oba Akiolu of Lagos played himself."

28 April 2017

Rafael Braga Vieira: Symbol of Institutionalized Racism and Criminalized Poverty in Brazilian Justice

Braga was homeless and collecting recyclables to survive when he arrested the first time. But that was just the beginning of a darker saga.

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