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· April, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from April, 2006

Riots and panic in East Timor

Violence broke out in East Timor's capital Dili earlier today. Dili-gence says The usual press outlets have already reported 2 dead and 21 injured. We received a phone call from...

China: Staring happens

Laowiseass‘ Lalaoshi blogs out the reasons why he gets stared at in some places and passed over in others: “I remember no one stared at me in Zhumadian, a Henan...

North Korea: Multiracial Koreas opposed

Antti Leppänen at Hunjangûi karûch'im

Russia: Kateryna Chumachenko's 1983 Letter

Michael Averko, a Diaspora Russian contributing to Russia Blog, writes about the letter that Kateryna Chumachenko, a (formerly) Diaspora Ukrainian wife of president Yushchenko, wrote to the Washington Times 23...

Bangladesh: Homeland

Returning to the countries we come from. Mezba on living in the MidEast, South Asia and Canada. The racism, quality of life and job opportunity confusion all thrown in together.

Understanding the Germans

Pinayexpat, currently living and working in Germany, gives us a peek into her understanding of German people. She observes “They actually place a lot of value on relationships hence, they...

Marriage, Birthday and identity crisis in the Moroccan blogosphere

I'll start today with some good news. The first one: Morocco is among the four African countries which count the biggest numbers of internet users in a continent where only...

Latvia: Dangerous for Russians

All About Latvia writes that, according to one survey, “53 percent of [Russian] respondents named Georgia as the most dangerous country to Russians, while Latvia came second with 29 percent.”...

China: Underdeveloped Western region

Outside In blogger outwits a gang outside a cave during travels in Western China's Muslim-dominated Ningxia Autonomous Region.

DRC: Informal vs. Official World Order

UDPS Liege contrasts (FR) the official world order (UN and other international bodies) to the informal world order (multinational corporations and secret service agencies). According to the informal world order,...

Lesotho: Racism

Sotho comments on a recent post by Idland on racism against the Chinese population in Lesotho...We have so far only considered the moral and common-sense aspect of the issue. There’s...

Russia: Ethnically Motivated Violence

Racially and ethnically motivated violence seems to be on the rise in Russia. Some of the most publicized cases that took place in April alone include an attack on a...

Quotas in Brazilian Universities: The Online Debate

This post is also available in Portuguese. There is an important public conversation going on in Brazil. Affirmative action quota policies are being implemented in some Brazilian universities*. The debate...

Russia: NGOs Under Attack, Anti-Fascist Killed

Sean Guillory reports on one day's news out of Russia's capital: “Soldiers’ Mothers, HIV/AIDS NGOs Under Attack & Anti-Fascist Murdered in Moscow.”

Sri Lanka: Identity and Nationality

London, Lanka and Drums on identity as being born to Sri Lankan parents but being brought up in the UK.

South Africa: Attitudes towards Chinese

We constantly here about Chinese investments in Africa, but Idland posts on a different aspect of China in Africa. SA English language weekly, Public Eye has been asking readers how...

A Myanmar born American soldier in Iraq

Blogger Sean at Man Actually has a story on a Myanmar born American soldier Ko Wai Phyo Lwin. Lwin died in action in Iraq last year.

Nigeria: Nokia uses indigenous languages

CyBlug reports that Nokia are the first telecoms company to introduce the use of Nigerian languages on their phones (Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo)

Nigeria: 3rd term and ethnicity

Just Thots of a Naijaman discusses the third term issue in ethnic terms.…”With the fight over a fresh third term in office for President Obasanjo gathering momentum, it is becoming...

Hungary: Ramil Safarov Sentenced To Life

Pestiside.hu reviews the coverage of sentencing to life of an Azeri army officer who killed his Armenian colleague while on the NATO's Partnership for Peace training program in Budapest.

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