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· February, 2009

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from February, 2009

28 February 2009

Azerbaijan: Sumgait

USA: Activists Incensed after Fatal Shooting by Police

Several people recorded mobile phone videos of a police officer shooting and killing a young man named Oscar Grant on a train platform in Oakland, California, on January 1. Since...

24 February 2009

Ukraine: “Russophone Ukrainian Nationalists”

In this post, which has generated over a hundred comments and is now listed as the 4th most popular item on Yandex Blogs, LJ user alek-ya explains what a "Russophone...

Russia: Alleged Racist Murder in Moscow

23 February 2009

To females traveling to Egypt … or to the US

Armenia-Azerbaijan: A Girl's War

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts details of a theatrical play performed in 2001 set against the backdrop of the Nagorno Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The blog says the play...

Russia: Endangered Languages

Russia: Cherkizovsky Market in Moscow

Estonia: WWII History

20 February 2009

Armenia: Remembering the Budapest Murder

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of 26-year old Gurgen Margarian, an Armenian officer attending a NATO Partnership for Peace program in Budapest, Hungary. Killed in his sleep...

Pakistan: Caste System Still Alive

China: Expectations of Xinjiang people

Fiji: Bloggers react to police commissioner's ‘crusade’

Bloggers in Fiji are commenting on the police commissioner’s recent outburst recorded by television cameras at a meeting with Indo-Fijian officers warning them with termination if they continue to air...

18 February 2009

Canada: Rally Threatens Jewish Students at York University

Japan: Transgender Man to Receive Compensation As a Male. Surprised?

The Okayama District Court has ruled that calculations of estimated lost earnings for a transgender man suffering severe aftereffects from a traffic accident be based on average wages for an...

Hungary: Attitudes Toward Gypsies

17 February 2009

France, French Caribbean: Mobilization in Paris

Bahamas, St. Lucia: Poetry in Motion

USA: Native Americans, “Yes we can”

Kept invisible for centuries, Native Americans in the United States are increasingly using blogs and online citizen media to promote and preserve their rights and traditional ways of life. With...