Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2007
Lithuania: Russian Diaspora
Lituanica writes about the Russian diaspora in Lithuania.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Trial for U.N. and Netherlands
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Dutch court ruled Tuesday that the United Nations and the Netherlands should face trial for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.”
Belarus: Rock Music and the Regime
Lukashenko's regime makes Belarusian “half-prohibited” rock musicians an offer they can't refuse; TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian bloggers’ reactions.
Bahrain: Not an Anglo-Indian
Bint Battuta in Bahrain discusses her background in this post.
Ukraine: Coverage of Holodomor in the East
Foreign Notes offers samples of media coverage of Holodomor in Eastern Ukraine.
Russia: Saami Parliament
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.
Russia: Muslims on the Web
Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's Muslims’ internet presence.
The Balkans: A Dialect of Serbo-Croatian
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 –...
India: Protests in Malaysia
Blowin’ In The Wind on protests by people of Indian origin in Malaysia.
Malaysia: Indians in Malaysia Demand Equal Rights
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
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
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!”
Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Football Culture”
A new blog about the Balkans has been launched by Özgür Dirim Özkan, an anthropologist: Bosnian Football Culture.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: More Srebrenica Victims
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on the excavation of the remains of 616 more Bosniak victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in a mass grave located in an area nicknamed “Death Valley.”
Bosnia & Herzegovina, U.S.: Genocide Suspects to Be Deported
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on two genocide suspects to be deported to Bosnia after being convicted for lying on their U.S. immigration papers.
Russia: ‘Siloviki’ on Hajj
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.
Ukraine: Holodomor Commemoration
Taras Kuzio writes about the changing attitudes towards Holodomor. Ukrainiana posts photos from the Holodomor commemoration ceremony that took place in Kyiv Saturday.
China: New York Charging Bull hits public
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.
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
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
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 […].”