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· July, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2006

Latvia: Baltica Festival

Dykun posts footage from the Baltica Festival in Latvia: “More specifically, this is footage of two groups from Latgale. Latgale is a region of Latvia that has long fascinated me;...

Saving Nature

KO criticizes the corruption ridden Pakistani politicians for supporting the Pakistan Air Force to acquire land to establish a weapons trial range in the Hingol National Park, the largest National...

Brunei: Spotting a Bruneian

The Daily Brunei Resources blog talks about what makes a person a Bruneian.

Martinique, France: Tribu Ka Suspended

France's Council of Ministers recently decided to dissolve Tribu Ka, a Black nationalist French group, accusing it of anti-semitism. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy claims the group posted a graphic...

Russia & Armenia: Discriminatory Hiring

Nessuna reports on anti-Armenian discrimination in hiring for jobs in Russia.

USA: Ukrainian Sunflower Festival of Detroit

Greg of Reflections on Ukraine writes about the Ukrainian Sunflower Festival of Detroit, scheduled to take place Aug. 25-27, 2006.

France, DOM-TOM: Victory against housing discrimination

Reunion-based Pierrot Dupuy, himself the father of a victim of housing discrimination in France announces (Fr) advocacy group CollectifDOM’s legal victory in the area of housing discrimination against French citizens...

Bulgaria: Travelling From Romania

Andy H of Csikszereda Musings writes about his travel to and in Bulgaria.

South Africa: Racial categories

Farrel Lifson writes at politics.za about recent allegations that the African National Congress (ANC) is bringing back the language of racial categorisation.

Cambodia: Monkey God in Germany

Vanndeth is surprised to find hnuman, a character from South and South East Asian mythology, at a German clothing shop.

Hong Kong: learning from parent

ESWN translates a blogpost from learned friend on how children are being influenced by their parent in racial stereotype. “To the parents of the children — how do you teach...

Gripes with Footballer Lilian Thuram

Of Lilian Thuram, a French football player of Guadeloupean origin, France-based Senegalese blogger says (Fr): “Wanting desperately to become a Martin Luther King-style defender of the Black cause, Thuram seems...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Worrying Political Developments

T K Vogel of East Ethnia writes about “worrying” political developments taking place in Bosnia.

Trinidad and Tobago: Hare Krishna

Rentaempress posts a charming vignette of life in multicultural Trinidad: an encounter with some Hare Krishna devotees. “Trinidad remains sweet and unbelievably bizarre.”

Jamaica: Emancipation and Independence

Charles Nesson announces that he is hosting a programme on the the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica on August 1 (Jamaica's Emancipation and Independence Day) “in which Jamaican leaders talk...

Ethiopia: Funeral blues

Lela Tensae gives a witty and detailed portrait of funeral rites among Ethiopians in the United States. “The worst type of funeral for me is when the deceased is in...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

Bermuda: The roots of black homophobia

In light of the report that only 19% of black Bermudians supported a recent bid to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the Limey wonders about the roots...

Captive Nations Week

Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, writes about the Captive Nations Week and its relevance today.

Brazil: “The City of Racial Diversity”

Melo Bichuetti calls São Paulo “the city of racial diversity.”

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