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· January, 2007

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from January, 2007

Mayotte: Who Lives There?

Reunion Passion usually blogs on her homeland but recently she focused on nearby Indian Ocean French overseas department Mayotte (Fr): “Many cultures cohabitate in Mayotte, the first, of Comorian origin,...

Kurdistance: The Kirkuk Referendum

While the Kirkuk Referendum isn't expected to take place until December 2007, it is creating waves within Kurdistan, Iraq and their neighbors. Why the flurry of activity now? The Iraq...

Sudan: Muslims and Darfur

According to Sudanese Thinker, Muslims do not pay attention to Darfur because of three reasons.

Nepal: Madhesh Is Burning

Madhesh is the southern plains of Nepal where half of the country lives. Madhesi are the people of Nepal, roughly half of the country. The Madhesi have been discriminated against...

Peru: Racism at the Beach

They say that to work is no offence, that there is no job that one should be ashamed of. It sounds logical, but not everyone seems to think that way....

Palestine: Anti-Semites Increasing in Europe

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah wonders why anti-Israeli sentiments are on the increase. He quotes Haaretz saying: “…the number of anti-Semitic incidents rose significantly in Europe last year, according to a...

Sri Lanka: Life down South

groundviews goes to a village down south to catch glimpses of life and ask a few questions. “On the ethnic conflict, they said they didn’t want to see the country...

Japan: marriage stats

Adamu highlights some figures in the recent marriage statistics in Japan: In 1995, most internationally marrying Japanese men (35%) took Filipina brides, while a quarter of them married Chinese women....

Turkey is Typing….a Follow-up on the Death of Hrant Dink

Today marks a first, well for me at least! Today's article is written in direct response to your wishes, dear reader. Last week, Turkey is Typing focuses on the Death...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background...

Bahrain: Commemorating Muharram in Style

It's the month of Muharram in the Muslim calendar – a month commemorated with a variety of activities in Bahrain. Blogger Mahmood Al Yousif pays a visit to a friend's...

Former Yugoslavia: Intermarriage

Halfway Down the Danube writes on “intermarriage, Yugoslav versus American style.”

The Arabist: Saudi Arabia Persecuting Ahmadis

The Arabist reported today a Human Rights Watch plea to the Saudi monarch urging him to stop presecuting Ahmadis. According to the letter, “Saudi Arabia has so far arrested 56...

Bahrain: Authorities Looking for Asian Aids Victim

Bahrain's top CID chief Farooq Al Maawda issued a warning against an Asian woman thought to be inflicted with Aids who may have sneaked back into the kingdom, wrote Mahmood...

Poland: HIV and Politics

The beatroot writes about the politics surrounding the case of the African refugee infecting women with HIV: “This time it's not AIDS and gays, however, it’s AIDS and Africans.”

India: Cricket Advert Gone Bad

The advertisements for the India-West Indies cricket series don't quite do the trick. Almost As Good As Chocolate on all that is wrong with the advert. “At worst, these ads...

Yazan: Arabs have an Identity Crisis

Syrian blogger Yazan thinks Arabs suffer from an identity crisis dictated by a ‘superior’ past which is crushed by an ‘inferior’ present. “A superiority, that soon begins a never-ending fight...

Egypt: Sandmonkey Investigates 24

Egypt's leading blogger Sandmonkey has decided to investigate hit series 24 as he heard it was “insane, and according to some people superly racist against Muslims and Arabs”! He has...

Kurdistance: The End of Saddam

Since the hanging of Saddam Hussein at the beginning of this year, Global Voices has covered what the world has had to say about it, the only group left now...

Europe: Bulgarain Xenophobic MEP

“It’s about time EU politics had some entertainment again,” writes Europhobia. The ‘entertainment’ is the 23-year-old Bulgarian MEP Dimitar Stoyanov, known for the anti-Semitic and anti-Roma views he's not trying...

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