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· November, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2006

Malaysia: Teaching Arabic in Schools

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,...

Kurdistance: It's Quiet Out Here

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...

Poland: Neo-Nazi Connection

The beatroot writes about one Polish party's neo-Nazi ties.

The Balkans: Asylum-Seeker; Tito's Portrait

Neretva River writes about a Slovenian citizen seeking asylum in Croatia, and the Croat member of the Bosnian presidency decorating his office with a portrait of Tito, an ethnic Croat,...

Hong Kong: Discriminating tastes

Simon world comments on the slowness of the legislation against racial discrimination.

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

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...

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

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...

Japan: typical foreigner?

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?

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...

Ukraine: Hutsul Wedding Photos and Video

LJ user dali-bude posts amazing pictures and video from a reenacted traditional Hutsul wedding. Dykun posts the final installment of a contemporary Hutsul wedding video.

Russia: “DPNI-Light”

Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”

Serbia: Kosovo and Albanian Flag

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...

Pakistan: Headgear for Pakistan

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...

Ukraine: Was the Famine Genocide?

Petro Rondiak of Petro's Jotter writes a letter to the editor of a Kyiv English-language publication, disagreeing with his view on the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33; the editor responds.

French minorities: Questioning the Republican Model

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...

Myanmar: Graduation Ceremony

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...

Kenya: mistreatment of Kenyan novelist

Black Looks has an update on the mistreatment of Kenyan academic and novelist, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

South Africa: criminal charges against website founder

Criminal charges have been filed against Neil Watson, the founder of Crime Expo South Africa website, which was taken off-line recently, Crimexposouthafrica reports.

Qatar: Imams Had No Business Praying in Plane

Qatar Cat is unruffled with the ourcry made over the arrest and questioning of six imams (Islamic religious men), who were off loaded for praying in a plane. He says...

Brunei: Malay Wedding Part 2

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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