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· February, 2008

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo, U.S.: Diaspora Serbs

Reluctant Dragon and Gray Falcon offer two different perspectives on what it feels like being a Serb in the United States following Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Armenia: LGBT Blog

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts details of a new blog established by the Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York. The blog, AGLA NY, is at http://aglany.wordpress.com.

South Africa: Racist Black Journalists?

"The media was instrumental is getting this country to where it is today. There were white journalists who risked their lives and even paid the ultimate price to give this...

Russia: Ethnically-Motivated Violence

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews the coverage of a recent surge in ethnically-motivated violence in Moscow: “A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was...

Taiwan: Land Right

A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group...

Serbia: Ambassadorial Discontent

While some of the foreign embassies were being set on fire in Belgrade in protest to the unilateral proclamation of independence of Kosovo, Serbian embassies in Belgium and Russia were...

Kosovo: Implications for Other States

Pestcentric believes that “Kosovar independence has really opened a can of worms, the full extent of which has yet to manifest itself.”

South Africa: Is this anti-democracy?

Was it right to bar white South African journalist from the forum of black journalists: “This forum of black journalists is so anti democracy and transparency. I listened to all...

South Africa: Where are black bloggers hiding?

Inside Candy wonders where South African black bloggers are: “I realise that this is a potentially loaded question, but where the hell are all the black bloggers hiding? To date,...

Poland, U.K.: Football and Anti-Semitism

The beatroot examines whether the UK and Polish football fans are the “most anti-Semitic in Europe.”

Estonia: National Identity

Itching for Eestimaa marks Estonia's independence day (Feb. 24) by writing about Estonian national identity.

Russia, Ukraine: February 23

Scraps of Moscow, Ukrainiana, and Windows to Russia! write about the Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly known as the Soviet Army Day). Feb. 23 also happens to be president...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: The Obama Question

“It's not that Obama threatens to be another MLK. It far worse than that. It's that he threatens to be another JFK”: Jamaican Marlon James asks “the one question about...

Angola: Racism is unavoidable

(R)evolução em Angola [pt] publishes the first of a series of posts by Mukuolua Kinamatos about racism in Angola. “White or mixed races? Asked me the lady who was filling...

Serbia: Bloggers Discuss Rally and Rioting in Belgrade

Yesterday, Kosovo is Serbia rally was held in Belgrade. According to unofficial sources, 150,000-200,000 people attended it to protest against unilateral proclamation of independence of Kosovo. The rally went peacefully...

Kosovo: Views from the Russophone Blogosphere

According to the Yandex Blogs portal, over 3,700 posts on Kosovo independence have appeared in the Russian-language blogosphere in the past three days. Some of these posts have received dozens,...

French immigration minister: ‘France isn't racist’

Forum Realisance summarizes French immigration minister Brice Hortefeux's recent interview [Fr] with Jeune Afrique in which he discussed DNA testing for immigrants, immigration quotas, expulsion and other controversial issues, finally...

African Intellectuals Critique Sarkozy's Dakar Address in New Book

Anandoo.net announces L'Afrique répond à Sarkozy [Fr], a collective critique of Nicolas Sarkozy's infamous Dakar speech by prominent African intellectuals, published in Paris this week.

Spanish reactions to Kosovo's independence

Two days after Kosovo's declaration of independence in spite of Serbia's opposition, the debate about the merits of recognising it as a state is still raging. Within the European Union,...

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