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· March, 2007

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from March, 2007

Jamaica: African/Brazilian Connection

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot covers Joel Gondim's presentation “Color, Identity, and Candomblé in Brazil,” in which he explores how the African connection to Brazil manifests itself in food, music, and religion.

Central Asia: Minorities

neweurasia has a collection of 11 posts on minorities in Central Asia and Afghanistan in its latest cross-blog survey.

Afghanistan: Watch out Ahmed!

Afghanistanica says that the well-known writer on the Taliban, Afghanistan, and Central Asian Islamism, Ahmed Rashid, seems to have a bit of a problem with Uzbeks.

Americans in Moldova; Moldovans in Italy…

Alexandru Culiuc's weblog is one of the best in the Moldovan blogosphere – probably the one I enjoy reading the most, and happily it has an owner and readership that...

Bangladesh: Development Against All Odds

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bideshi Blond provides the relevant statistics proving the claim. Being a developing country with limited resources it is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Abolition of the Slave Trade

As the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated today, Roi Kwabena posts a poem that “tries to show the links between the...

Bahamas: Still Enslaved

Nicolette Bethel sees stunning parallels between a young black American filmmaker's documentary about race and the image that Bahamian children have of themselves 200 years after the abolition of the...

The Israeli Blogs-Looking for an Advocate

Hello Everyone! Today I am guest authoring for the Israeli blogs…a section of the Middle East that doesn't get covered very much here at Global Voices. It isn't because we...

France: Line Crossed in the Hunt for Immigrants

(photo via broyez) Here is a sombering follow-up to the post regarding the hunt for illegal immigrants and their following arrests in France. It seems that things have gotten worst...

The Balkans: War Criminals Abroad

Neretva River writes about five war criminals living abroad; Bosnia Vault writes about the one who had just been spared extradition by a British judge: “How much time needs to...

Russia: Deportation of Kalmyks

J. Otto Pohl posts a note on the deportation of the Kalmyks 63 years ago.

Lebanon: Spring, Art and Dilemmas

In Lebanon spring officially begins on March 21. This is why March 21st is celebrated as Mother’s Day here. Bloggers tend to post more about love, nature and sunshine, reflecting...

Malaysia: Saving Native Languages

Jewelle is happy that her native language is being made an examination subject. The blogger feels that this would help save the language from extinction. “So I totally laud this...

Kazakhstan: Kondopoga Trace

neweurasia's Adam reports on an apparent outbreak of ethnic violence in Kazakhstan between Kazakhs and Chechens, a country that likes to pride itself on ethnic and religious harmony.

The Oldest Blogger in the Balkans

In the evening, Radmilo Ristic, a 74-year-old retired high school professor, likes to attend theater plays, gallery openings, literary nights, round-table discussions and other similar events that take place around...

Bahrain: Storms and D-cups

Bahrain was enveloped in a heavy dust storm on Thursday night, the beginning of the weekend, and TechZ wrote about getting caught in it: I couldn’t see anything ahead, other...

Croatia, U.K.: The Spanovic Decision

A UK court's decision “undermines the effort to bring to trial all defendants currently suspected of war crimes committed during the 1991-1995 conflict,” Neretva River reports.

Armenia: Yezidi Election Divisions

The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 says that Armenia's largest minority group, the Yezidis, are divided over the upcoming parliamentary election.

Guatemala: Garifuna

Chapinadas on Central America's Caribbean Garifuna population.

Serbia: Neo-Nazis

Belgrade 2.0 writes about Serbian neo-Nazis and their web presence.

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