Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2007
Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian names.
Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation
Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.
Iraq: WE WOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!
Iraq's national football team won the Asian Cup, an event which brought joy to Iraqis at home and around the world. Sufferings, death, sectarian divisions and repercussions against Iraqis celebrating abroad were also captured in the reactions rounded up by Salam Adil from the Iraqi blogosphere.
Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events
Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking for racial slurs on the shelves of supermarkets. Read this post by Abdullatif Al Omar to see what else is happening.
Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer
The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or not, if they were hostage to a political settlement in the New World Order or who is it exactly that defused the situation? One thing is sure on this side of the world is that their innocence or the lack of it has not been proven 100 per cent. However, in the interest of self preservation Libyans are moving on, writes Fozia Mohamed.
Iraq: Goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!
... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the national team. And there's more, read about how one Iraqi blogger has had enough of blogging; how to survive a trip through Baghdad International Airport; what it is like to have the Iraqi army move in next door; Why Iraqi oil is so critical to the world and much,much more. And, if you read to the end, why one blogger got banned from YouTube. Today's side quotes are from Iraqi poet and blogger April Girl.
Russia: Nazi Attack Environmentalists
Sean's Russia Blog reports on the recent deadly attack on a camp of Russian anti-nuclear activists – here and here.
Kurdistance: A Victory in the Turkish Elections
While the Turks have had some mixed reactions to the outcome of the recent Turkish parliamentary elections, Kurds have been rejoicing as potential Kurdish parliamentarians have exploited a loophole in the election system and gained a foothold in the Turkish parliament.
Israel: Land for Jews Only
Peter Jacob is discussing Israel's decision to sell lands to Jews only.
Trinidad & Tobago: Caribbean Film Icons
“It took Spike Jones to push Horace Ové into second place in a new ranking of iconic Black directors.” As the Caribbean Beat Blog reviews the results of the 100 Black Screen Icons poll, it pays homage to some of the people who have contributed to Caribbean film.
Bahamas: Dreams of Independence
“Thirty-four years after Independence…our houses and our wallets and our cars are bigger, but we have grown smaller than our fathers. Where they dared to dream the impossible, we appear to be unable to dream even the attainable.” Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, reflects on what it means...
Russia: Counterterrorism (Mis)guidance
A flawed textbook on how to identify and counter extremist groups is on the reading list of the Russian police, writes Window on Eurasia.
Slovenia: Sausages, Sex and More
Best of the Slobs roundup, a post on Slovenian-American sausages, and the Slovenes’ attitudes toward sex – at The Glory of Carniola.
Hungary, Romania: Mihaly Munkacsy
Csikszereda Musings writes about an exhibition of the paintings of Mihaly Munkacsy, “Hungary's most famous painter.”
Tanzania: evolving into a xenophobic society
Ujamaa argues that Tanzania is evolving into a xenophobic society: “Whether it is the Begging Somali, the Grieving Burundian, The enterprising Kenyan or the shameless Muhindi, Tanzania has slowly but surely evolved into xenophobic society. If there is one aspect of our social development and growth that I could influence,...
Poland: Posts on Politics
The beatroot writes about a homophobic gay icon, alcohol consumption data, an “unbelievable new alliance” of two Polish politicians, President Lech Kaczynski's meeting with George W. Bush, and one politician's anti-German rhetoric.
Latvia: Latvians in Ireland
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvians living and working in Ireland and the UK.
Iraq: Visiting Jordan
Iraqi Omar talks about the ‘special’ treatment being met to Iraqis travelling to Jordan.
Nepal: Nepali Identity
Nepal Monitor on ethnicity, separatist politics and in defense of the pan-Nepali identity.
Republic of Congo: Pygmies in a zoo
Akin writes, “Pygmies in a zoo in Tintin's Congo“: Yes, fellow human-beings, members of the black race and citizens of the Republic of Congo who just happen to be of a shorter stature were housed in familiar surroundings similar to their forest dwellings – as the government statement says. They...
Africa: UNICEF ends “black face” campaign
UNICEF has decided to end their “Black Face” campaign: “African American Opinion Pundit decided to write to UNICEF about their “black face” campaign. And their response: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We agree — these advertisements are not appropriate and run against UNICEF’s mission. They have been...