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· December, 2007

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from December, 2007

Caucasus: 2007 Blog Review

With 2008 less than a day away at time of writing, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the blogging highlights in the Caucasus for 2007. Certainly,...

Serbia: “Manufactured Guilt”

Gray Falcon writes that “only by rejecting this manufactured guilt and by understanding who made it and with what purpose can the Serbs begin their path to freedom.”

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Sri Lanka: Being Tami

groundviews on the experience of being Tamil in Sri Lanka.

Romania: Dracula

Csíkszereda Musings re-reads Bram Stoker's ‘Dracula’ and writes about his surprising ethnic origins as well as Romania's flourishing Dracula-centered tourism industry.

Poland: Simon Mol

The beatroot writes again about Simon Mol, a “Cameroonian ‘refugee’, poet and human rights activist” charged with infecting 12 Polish women with HIV. (Many of the 213 comments to this...

Egypt: Rama Yade

Rama Yade, France's Secretary of State, has inspired Egyptian blogger Eastern Bird to write the following post, which Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.

Armenia: Christmas Comes Early

The Armenian Observer says that while he can understand why international contacts and friends are wishing him Merry Xmas, he is irritated that Armenians are doing so as well. While...

Armenia: Burning Bridges

Archuk's blog comments on recent hearings in the Armenian National Assembly on relations with Turkey and considers that focusing on potential financial reparations does more harm than good in the...

Caribbean: Christmas Traditions

All over the world, people get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas. They exchange gifts, and invite one another to their homes for parties, lunches or dinners, signifying...

Ukraine, Russia: On Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Putin

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's TV address and Viktor Yanukovych's “shadow opposition government” – as well as Vladimir Putin's misrepresentation of Ukraine's Russophone population in his Time Magazine interview...

Serbia: Kosovo Roma

TOL's Romantic writes about about Kosovo's Roma and a new blog about this minority group.

Serbia: 50 Cent in Kosovo

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun hosts a discussion of 50 Cent's recent concert in Kosovo.

The Balkans: Fighting Genocide Deniers

Srebrenica Genocide Blog has two new posts up: on the atrocities of 1943, and on Darko Trifunovic, a “Srebrenica genocide denier” employed by the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Security...

The Balkans: A Blogroll, Sort Of

Balkan Anarchist posts a blogroll of sorts, listing all blogs (mostly Balkan, but not exclusively so) he has left comments at in 2007. Of special notice are Genocide in Bosnia,...

Israel: Hypocritical Arabs

“(A)ny state that defines itself as “Arab” would be equally guilty of the racism that Israel is being accused of,” writes The Elder of Zion, in this post, which lists...

Barbados: Matters of Race

Barbados-born pop star Rihanna's revelation that she was bullied at school for being “white” causes Barbados Free Press and What crazy looks like to blog about “the intersections of race,...

Armenia: Robinson Crusoe in Kurdish

Kurdistan and Hayastan — Hand in Hand posts a scan of the front page of the Kurdish translation of Daniel Dafoe's classic book, Robinson Crusoe. The book was translated and...

Russia: North Korean Laborers

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about North Korean laborers in Russia and examines other cases of coerced labor, elsewhere.

Russia: 1996 Attack on Red Cross in Chechnya

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the 1996 murder of the International Committee of the Red Cross personnel in Chechnya.

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