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· November, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2006

Malaysia: Teaching Arabic in Schools

30 November 2006

The EducationMalaysia blogs writes why students are leaving national schools for already overcrowded vernacular schools. “Now, even as mother tongue programmes have yet to be fully implemented in the schools, you will find bungling headmasters and education department officials implementing the most clumsy of policies like forcing Indian students in...

Kurdistance: It's Quiet Out Here

30 November 2006

One of the hardest things about reporting on various blogospheres is the natural ebb and flow of people's writings. The past two weeks in the Kurdish blogosphere have been strangely quiet, the kind of quiet that is found before a great storm. Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes writes about the rampant...

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

29 November 2006

Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that have recognized the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as genocide: Australia, Argentina, Georgia, Estonia, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Hungary. Next...

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

29 November 2006

Foreign Notes writes about the Famine vote and its significance for the Party of the Regions: “As the figures were flashed up on the screen in the VR I'll bet a stab of anxiety when through some of the PoR deputies. There are other divisive votes looming soon, e.g. on...

Japan: typical foreigner?

28 November 2006

Debito blogs about a school ad: “E R English School needs a native speaker. Blonde hair blue or green eyes and brightly character.”

Barbados: Credit where credit isn't due?

28 November 2006

A former Barbadian ambassador to the US states that whites are given too much credit for the success of the Barbadian economy. Barbados Free Press thinks he's entitled to his viewpoint, but “the future for all of us who love Barbados must belong to a different vision.”

Serbia: Kosovo and Albanian Flag

28 November 2006

One Missionary in Kosovo writes about Kosovars’ claim to the flag of Albania: “The flag itself is one of the challenges to imminent Kosovar statehood. When you ask any Kosovar what the flag of the future state of Kosovo would be the answer is always the same…the ‘shqiponja’ or double-headed...

Pakistan: Headgear for Pakistan

27 November 2006

All Things Pakistan has a wonderful post on headgear in Pakistan. “Even though with increased travel, TV, and urbanization some of the caps (not turbans, though) worn in one part of the country have also been adopted by people in other parts but, by and large, the cap or a...

French minorities: Questioning the Republican Model

27 November 2006

Togolese-origined French politician Kofi Yamgnane posts a December 13 conference announcement that questions the limitations of French republicanist integration (Fr): “Integration in the French tradition … is resolutely hostile to any differentiation or separation founded on individual origins … Contrary to the Anglo-Saxon model, the Republican model rejects communities and...

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

26 November 2006

Dawn describes the unique graduation ceremony in Myanmar. “Myanmar graduation ceremonies are different from western ones. There are two days: rehearsal day and the actual ceremony day. I don't know who started this rule, but for the two days, most wear two different suits. On rehearsal day, we don't need...

Brunei: Malay Wedding Part 2

23 November 2006

The Daily Brunei resources follows up his post on wedding attire worn by Malay males with a post on wedding attire worn by Malay women .

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