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· December, 2008

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from December, 2008

Libya: “Gaza Burning!” Blogger solidarity with Palestine

Fozia Mohamed begins her exploration of the Libyan blogosphere with her own personal reaction to news reports about the recent Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, in addition to sharing...

Trinidad & Tobago:

“It is an interesting note on which to end this year. Going back in order to go forward, knowing what went to know what comes next”: Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer...

Egypt: Solidarity with Palestine

Since they’ve heard, Egyptian Bloggers expressed their immediate solidarity with their Palestine brothers against the brutal attack. Everybody condemned the Siege, as well as the blind Israeli bombings that does...

Syria: More on the Israeli Massacre in Palestine

Diana Ghazzawi, a Gazan blogger who is now based in North America, shares with us her worries that she might not meet her relatives in Gaza one day, if they...

Syria: Myths about Israeli Attacks in Palestine

Our coverage of Syrian bloggers reacting on the ongoing Israeli war in Palestine continues. Israel is still proceeding the attacks in Palestine for the forth day causing 385 civilian deaths...

Syria: Bloggers Infuriated by Israeli Massacre in Palestine

"Many Syrian bloggers feel depressed and paralyzed over what's happening in Gaza now" writes Razan Ghazzawi as she brings us more reactions from the Arabic-language Syrian blogosphere in our continuing...

Turkey: Apology Shakes Apologia over Armenian Genocide

Challenging 90 years of institutionalized denial of the massacre and deportation of the Ottoman Empire's indigenous Armenian community during WWI, tens of thousands of Turkish intellectuals, academics, writers, journalists and...

2008: A turbulent year for South Asia

Looking back on the events that rocked South Asia in the year 2008 we see that terrorism took the center stage in many places in this region. This was also...

Guadeloupe: Why not celebrate Kwanzaa as well?

Besides the traditional celebration of Christmas, Guadeloupean people have recently taken up a new celebration: Kwanzaa, which starts on December 26 and lasts until January 1.

Is France ready for a black president?

In the age of Obama, is France ready for a Black president?

Lebanon: Jews of Lebanon blog Transforms to website

“After nearly 3 years of work, The Jews of Lebanon Blog will close … I started this site possibly as a naive college student trying to relive the nostalgia of...

Russia-Georgia: The value of Russian passports

Eternal Remont refers to an Al Jazeera news story on South Ossetia to argue that Russian citizens’ passports handed out to South Ossetians in practice are used rather as Russian...

Morocco: Obama to Speak?

Algerian-American blogger The Moor Next Door has reported on a campaign set up by Moroccans to encourage President-Elect Barack Obama to make his first speech abroad in Morocco. The blogger...

Oversleeping in the Philippines

Going against the current traces the cultural roots of oversleeping as a taboo in the Philippines.

Myanmar: Shoes, politics and colonialism

Shoes had been a symbol of politics in Myanmar. Aung Zaw of The Irrawaddy writes about a “shoe incident” involving British colonizers who didn't remove their shoes when they met...

Gaza/Sderot: Israel and Palestine together on video

The Gaza/Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything Project is one of the prime examples of the variety of ways a bridge between different cultures and world-views can be created through...

UAE: On being white and speaking Urdu

Lucky Fatima is a white American who lives in Dubai – and speaks Urdu. In this post she writes about how white privilege affects the way her language skills are...

Ukraine: Hutsuls and Crimean Tatars

My Simferopol Home writes about her dissertation plans to compare histories of exoticism in the Ukrainian Hutsul and Crimean Tatars cultures: “So, why these two groups? While distinct in ethnogenesis,...

Russia: Patriarch; Yoshkar-Ola; Stalin's Legacy; Protests

A selection of recent posts from Window on Eurasia: a “Ukrainian” metropolitan who may or may not become Russia's next patriarch; Hungarians react to the Russian authorities’ suggestion to rename...

Azerbaijan: Into the Mountains

After living and working in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, for two months, a religious holiday provides Joe's Trippin’ with the opportunity to explore the north of the country. In particular,...

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