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· November, 2007

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2007

Russia: Saami Parliament

  27 November 2007

Russia's Saami “want to set up their own parliament to control the dispersal of government funds allocated to their numerically small nationality,” Window on Eurasia reports.

The Balkans: A Dialect of Serbo-Croatian

  27 November 2007

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about an East Herzegovinian dialect of the Serbo-Croat language: “Although the Serbo-Croatian language is not particularly under threat – well, the language isn't, but the use of the name “Serbo-Croat”, it must be admitted, has significantly dropped ever since the break up of Yugoslavia –...

Malaysia: Indians in Malaysia Demand Equal Rights

  27 November 2007

Malaysian Indians took to the street on Sunday to demand equal rights. Police used tear gas and water canon to break up the protests and to prevent the protesters from submitting a memo to the British High Commission demanding monetary compensation for bringing Indians to Malaysia. Angshah rounds up Malaysian bloggers comments on the protests.

Malaysia: Indian Protests

  27 November 2007

Sophie writes about the protests by Malaysian Indians that took place on Sunday in Malaysia. The protesters are demanding fair treatment for Malaysians of Indian ethnicity.

The Balkans: Media Coverage

  27 November 2007

Seesaw of Balkan Powder Keg follows Western media's coverage of the volatile situation in the Balkans: “My dear friends all over the world, especially in Europe, please do not say once again, you did not know!”

Russia: ‘Siloviki’ on Hajj

  27 November 2007

Window on Eurasia writes about 15 Samara siloviki (“Muslim officers in the Samara branches of the Russian Federation procuracy, militia, FSB and other ‘special services'”) to go on hajj this year.

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China: New York Charging Bull hits public

  25 November 2007

Critiques on Chinese tourists’ vulgar behaviors and ignorance of public rules on foreign land have been all-too-familiar. But this time, the Charging Bull sculpture in Wall-street aroused netizens’ different voices.

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Ukraine: Holodomor

  25 November 2007

This year, Nov. 24 was the day to remember the victims of the 1932-33 famine in Ukraine, Holodomor. Ukrainian bloggers share what they learned about the tragedy from their grandparents.

Ukraine: Luzhkov and Chernomyrdin on Holodomor

  24 November 2007

Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov said this about the vandalized Holodomor exhibit in Moscow: “It seems to me that this exhibit had one purpose: to disunite and alienate the Russian and Ukrainian peoples.” Ukrainiana applies Luzhkov's logic to the Holocaust: “Do they keep those Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Treblinka museums just to...

Former Yugoslavia: Vladimir Arsenijevic's Piece

  23 November 2007

The Glory of Carniola discusses an article by a Serbian writer, which begins this way: “For all ex-Yugoslavs, but particularly for the Serbs, the Kosovo Albanians used to be simply ‘our negroes.’ Nowadays, however, they are cast as Serbia's arch-enemies […].”

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