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· August, 2009

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from August, 2009

Israel: For the Love of Food

With the Jewish High Holidays approaching, food seems to be on everyone's minds. The Jewish blogosphere is ripe with sumptuous tidbits and contemplations about the cultural implications of food, food...

Caucasus: Peace Corps blogs on Twitter

With most bloggers located in the capitals of the three South Caucasus republics, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have been indispensible in posting entries from the regions of Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

Israel: Social Media Advances Jewish Identity

How can social media enhance identity? eJewishPhilanthropy reports: “For a people who have fretted over a loss of identity for generation after generation… innovations like Twitter and Facebook are nothing...

Hungary: St. Stephen

Hungarian Spectrum writes: “Because there are so many references to St. Stephen nowadays in Hungary I thought I ought to write a post on what ‘Hungary’ looked liked in his...

Azerbaijan: Washington DC protest for detained activist bloggers (updated)

With detained video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli now facing an additional charge in their native Azerbaijan, The Collegian says that support for the two imprisoned youth activists yesterday...

India: We Are Also Indians

Partha Pratim writes an open letter to fellow Indians venting frustrations that the people of the seven states in the north-eastern part of India and their issues are often ignored...

China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now. Although it is fairly common...

Russia: Nikita Mikhalkov's '12’

Poemless writes about Nikita Mikhalkov's 12, a Russian re-make of Twelve Angry Men.

Poland: Microsoft's Photoshopped Ad

Eternal Remont writes about Microsoft's photoshopped Polish ad, in which a black man's head of the original ad was replaced with a white man's head.

Slovakia, Hungary: More on the Tensions

Michal Hudec of Blogactiv.eu writes about the Slovak-Hungarian tensions.

Hungary: Update on Hungarian Guard

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian Guard (more on it, in an earlier GV post by Marietta Le).

Poland: More on “Lemko Land”

Raf Uzar travels “down south to deepest, darkest Lemko Land.”

Armenia: Homophobia turns deadly

Even if homosexuality was decriminalized in Armenia in 2002, society remains largely intolerant and traditional in its values. With blogs providing LGBT activists with a medium through which to voice...

Armenia: Ultra-nationalist homophobic death threat

Unzipped: Gay Armenia comments on a death threat made against a prominent LGBT writer by an ultra-nationalist group in Armenia. The blog says that this latest development in what still...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision scandal continues

Despite attempts by the authorities to downplay the incident, news that the names and addresses of 43 citizens who voted for the Armenian entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest...

Hungary, Slovakia: Newest Tensions

Hungarian Spectrum (here and here) and The Reference Frame report and comment on the Slovak-Hungarian tensions.

Caribbean: “Gold Rush” in Berlin

If there was doubt in anyone's mind that Jamaica can lay claim to having the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt's 19:19 win in the 200m final must have...

Guyana: Curtains for PNC?

Guyanese blogger Imran Khan wonders whether the infighting over the PNC political party's leadership will signal “the complete and utter destruction of the party itself.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: The Mostar Cross Controversy

Bosnia Blog writes about the controversy caused by the cross erected in Mostar in 2000.

India: Religious Profiling

Sidhusaaheb writes about a case of religious profiling he faced while staying in a hotel in Indore of Madhya Pradesh state in India: “they had specific instructions to inform the...

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