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· February, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from February, 2006

The Balkans: Current Events and Stability In The Region

Mat Savelli of Roma Roma and a commenter named Owen discuss implications of the impending lawsuit against Serbia and other issues relevant to the region's stability.

A Look at the Syrian Blogsphere

After a tense month of anti-violence campaigns, the Syrian blogsphere seemed to be quite calm this week… Discussions revolved about the new step from the US to give a $5...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Refugees Reloaded

News of the blogosphere… PSM (Palestine Solidarity Movement) Fifth Annual Divestment Conferece has taken place from February 17-19 in Washington DC, US attracting more than six hundred student and community...

Ukraine: Two Babushkas

Stefan of Dykun continues with his Ukrainian grandmother‘s story: how the languages and dialects Baba Omaha can speak – Ukrainian Poltava and Ukrainian Galician, Polish, Czech, Russian, German and Belarusian...

Rwanda: problems with reconciliation

Rwandan Survivors publishes “An account of massacre & Problems with reconciliation“……..”There are still people with such bestial hearts; people who killed. You can tell they would do it again. Reconciliation...

Nigeria: British racism

Nigerian blogger in London, Silent Storms in an Ocean of One comments on racism in Britain through his own personal experience.

Diaspora: Racism

African Immigrants reporting from Australia writes that the Australian government is demanding the new immigrants accept Aussie values.….”He has bluntly warned the radical Muslims and other migrants to respect the...

Israel: A War of Religions? God Forbid!

With all the religiophobia going around, specially when it comes to Palestine/Israel conflict, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Uri Avnery writes, A War of Religions? God Forbid!

Cartoons & the history of race relations in the West

Gukira takes a new approach towards Western cartoons and puts the whole thing in an historical context.…”To trace a history of cartoons in Euro-America is to trace a history of...

South Africa – far right pt politics

Moral Fibre reports on the African Christian Democratic Party – the party that refused to accept the SA constitution in 1995 – “Like the Nazi Party abusing the democratic system...

African women blogging this week

As per usual, African women have blogged about a variety of issues over the last week. Incidences of violence are rising in Uganda as the country prepares to hold general...

Racism in China and South Korea

Matthew Stinson observes the similarities and the differences between the Chinese and the Koreans regarding racism.

Sri Lanka: Identity Politics

Sri Lanka: Identity Politics

Barbados: Hair history

“It never ceases to amaze me how so many people (i.e causian folks) don't have a clue regarding black hair,” says Campfyah, who traces the trajectory of her hair and...

World Chechnya Day 2006

David McDuff at A Step At A Time alerts his readers to the upcoming World Chechnya Day, to be marked on Feb. 23, 2006, in order to recognize “the suffering...

A Year Ago: Russian Schools in Latvia

All About Latvia links to a year-old interview with Dmitry Katemirov, an ethnic Russian activitist of the Headquarters to Protect Russian Schools.

Costa Rica vibrates with the Central American Music Festival

Feet are fiddling and fingers are drumming as many Costa Ricans wait for the PapayaFest, Papaya Music's tribute to San José as the 2006 Latin American Culture Capital, to begin...

Barbados: Coral reefs & racism

Titlayo reports that a yacht owned by US billionaire J. Paul Getty III has destroyed a portion of the coral reef off the west coast of Barbados, but she's even...

Racial diversity in London

Soul on Ice discusses racial diversity in London……….”Pakistanis hate Indians for some obscure reason. Jamaicans dislike Nigerians who have nothing good to say about them. People of Jewish extraction are...

Caribbean: Racism in cricket?

Trinidadian journalist Vaneisa Baksh joins the debate on racism in cricket going on at the Cricinfo – Wicket to Wicket blog with a susbstantial article which concludes that, while racism...

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