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· March, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from March, 2006

Trinidad & Tobago: Shouter Baptist Liberation Day

JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog explains the origins of Shouter Baptist Liberation Day, which was observed yesterday in Trinidad and Tobago with a public holiday.

Georgia: Ethnic Tensions

Raffi K. of Life in Armenia writes about tensions in Georgia between ethnic Georgians and ethnic Armenians.

Russia: Xenophobia and Racism

Sean Guillory guestblogs at Publius Pundit on racism and xenophobia in today's Russia.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

This week bloggers in Iraq are saying the same thing in different ways – the security situation is becoming unbearable. Also, in my bag today, a winning blogger gets another...

Malaysia: Chinese Taxes

Anak Merdeka reacts to an amazing statement by Malaysia's former PM Mahathir Mohamad that Malaysia's development had been funded largely by taxes paid by ethnic Chinese — and not Malay...

Kurdistance: Echoes of Violence, Identity and the New Year

What makes a people, a people? What defines a group: a common voice, a common history, culture, a blogging engine? Just as the Iranians, the Kurds celebrate New Year or...

Malaysia: disturbing survey results

A survey conducted by Merdeka Center, a research firm made up of professionals from various social science fields, draws a shuddering reaction from Brand New Malaysian. The survey respondents agreed...

DRC: Kabila's Rwandan Ties Questioned

Renouveau Congolais posts (FR) a picture in which DRC transitional president and presidential candidate Joseph Kabila allegedly stands to the right of Rwandan General Paul Kagame during the 1994 Rwandan...

Chad: Peace and Mika Yondoloum

Le Pangolin posts (FR) a reader's comment about the potential for Liberal Party presidential candidate Mika Lelita Yondoloum to bring peace to Chad. The reader, Citoyen Lambda, feels strongly that...

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans...

Haiti: You Know You're Haitian When…

AyitiCheriConnexion posts (FR) an english language 35-point list of things that make one Haitian sent to her by a Haitian born outside of Haiti. AyitiCheri tacks on seven slides of...

DRC: Elections and “Rwandanization”

For Musengeshi Katata from Forum Realisance (FR) a victory for Joseph Kabila in the upcoming election would only prolong the “rwandanization” of the Congo. The “rwandanization” of the Congo started...

Irshad Manji deceives and doctors are the most likely to blog in Morocco

Now that I'm becoming more familiar with the Moroccan blogosphere, I can tell that one of its characteristics is the fact that many of its members are doctors or student-doctors....

DRC: “I Have a Dream”

Blogger Tony Katombe of Le Blog du Congolais publishes (FR) an eloquent email received from a Belgian reader who thanks him for shedding light on Belgium's past and present entanglements...

Nepal: Racism

Bahas on the prevalent forms of racism in Nepal - “Racism in Nepal particularly affects members of the Dalit and indigenous as well as refugees and other ethnic communities.caste-based discrimination...

DRC at a Boiling Point

Over at UDPS Liege, blogger J. Kayembe Tshipamba lists (FR) all the reasons why he believes the DRC is headed towards an era reminiscent of the Mobutu years: free speech...

China: Jews in Harbin

China Confidential picks up a Xinhua report on the visit to the northeastern city of Harbin by members of the U.S.-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL). “In the 1920s, Harbin was the...

South Korea: Confucianism in action

The Asia Pages has a long and detailed warning to anyone considering living and working in South Korea: “Words cannot possibly describe to you what a shock the Korean way...

China: Desert highway

The Opposite End of China comments on a recent report from the official Chinese news agency Xinhua, announcing another highway to be built across the formidable Taklamakan Desert.

Uyghurs: Tarim River

The Opposite End of China notes a recent report from the official Xinhua news agency about the resettlement of around 700 families in the environs of the Tarim River, whose...

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