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· June, 2009

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from June, 2009

Haiti, U.S.A.: Danticat Cops Guillén Prize

Repeating Islands reports that Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat has won the 2009 Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Nicolás Guillén Prize.

The Balkans: Agim Ceku

A Fistful of Euros writes about Agim Ceku and his arrest and release in Bulgaria last week.

Algeria: On France's burqa ban

Algerian-American blogger The Moor Next Door remarks upon France's intended burqa ban, saying, “The trouble the French may want to worry about is not the burqa as it is worn...

Morocco: The Last Jews of Essaouira

Reading Morocco mentions an article on the last Jews of the town of Essaouira but says of the discourse: “I am intrigued by the history of Jews in Morocco but...

Israel/Palestine: Human Rights Activist Reports on Mission

Reporting from Israel, human rights activist Rae Abileah reflects on her recent Gaza solidarity mission. “It felt really powerful to be taking a stand against occupation in this very tangible...

Palestine: Website Honors Memory of Fallen Daughters

Among the casualties of the Gaza war with Israel this winter were four young women of the Abuelaish family. Daughters For Life is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's tribute to their memory....

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Croats

Croatian Crescent writes about Bosnain Croats.

Indonesia: Ancient manuscripts digitalized

A literature foundation in Surakarta has announced that it plans to digitalize more than 6,000 ancient Indonesian manuscripts and books in its possession.

Ukraine: “Lady Ethnographer”

Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home writes on being a “lady ethnographer” in Ukraine and on xenophobia in Crimea: “Ukraine today is caught between two warring accounts of history, as...

Israel: Bedouin Village Relies on Green Energy

The Bedouin village of Darajat is gaining acclaim for its focus on clean energy. The Green Prophet reports: “Most residents have solar water heaters and electric systems, the school is...

Israel: Music Videos Unite Jewish & Arab Youth

Windows for Peace, a nonprofit based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is waging practical solutions for peace. This summer, Jewish and Arab Israeli teens will unite to create short music videos...

Albania: Female Solo Singers

A post on “some of the most important Albanian female solo singer artists of the last century” – at The Balkan Crew.

Metropolis TV and Hivos: Independent People Videos

Metropolis TV is a Hivos and VPRO TV project based in the Netherlands, which brings together film-makers and civil video journalists from all over the world to record and transmit...

Philippines, Hong Kong: Swine flu and racial profiling

After being tagged as superbug carriers, Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong are now accused of spreading A(H1N1) virus in the city. Kape’t Yosi believes this is racial profiling.

Azerbaijan: All hail Iranian women

Following a post from Armenian blogger Ianyan in praise of women in Iran comes a similar response from Azerbaijan, another country that borders the Islamic republic. Re-posting an earlier video...

UK: Romanians Attacked in Belfast

LimbicNutrition Weblog writes about violence against Romanian immigrants in Belfast.

India: rights of the linguistic minorities in Mizoram

Musings of a Chakma discusses the violations of the rights of the linguistic minorities in Mizoram by the state government.

South Africa celebrates Youth Day and remembers the past

June 16, which is now referred to as Youth Day here in South Africa is day when we remember the past. On June 16, 1976 the Soweto uprising occurred sparked...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Outsiders

“We are all begging to be let in. For our voices to be heard. For our opinions to matter. And the father of the nation builds a big tall wall...

Sri Lanka: Enigma of Prabhakaran and the Tamil Tigers

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan at Groundviews discusses the enigma of Prabhakaran and the Tamil Tigers which pricks the conscience of many Sri Lankan Tamils.

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