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· June, 2010

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from June, 2010

Barbados: White Elephant

B.C. Pires fears “there is a white elephant in the West Indian drawing-room.”

Spain: The Prospect of Catalonia Competing On Its Own

The participation of the Spanish National Team in the 2010 World Cup renews the debate whether the autonomous community of Catalonia should send its own team to the international competition.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More Conflict Voices

As mentioned in previous posts on Global Voices, new and social media is increasingly playing a role in facilitating communication between Armenians and Azerbaijanis online. Locked into a bitter conflict...

Hungary, Slovakia: “Since the Slovak Elections”

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian-Slovak relations.

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

India: What Does It Mean To Be Indian?

What does it mean to be Indian? Priya Ramani is editor of Mint Lounge, the weekend magazine of business newspaper Mint, and an article she wrote recently about her feeling...

Martinique: Interview with a Nappy Girl

Martinican blogger Vee Un Lezard a Madinina assesses [Fr] her six-month long experience with her natural hair, inviting readers to discover her “Interview with a Nappy Girl” [Fr] posted in...

Algeria: The Provisional Government of Kabylia – A Threat to National Unity?

The creation of a provisional government of Kabylia (GPK) has caused a great deal of controversy in Algeria. Bloggers wonder what are the implications of this new development for the...

Indians And Racism

“Are Indians the most racist in the world?” Supidta Chatterjee answers the question.

Bangladesh: The Toll Of Eve teasing

Pinky wrote this note before taking her own life: “when [my tormentor] pulled my scarf and harassed me physically in front of the house, onlookers at the scene laughed. Nobody...

Kyrgyzstan: Info Wrangling on Osh Unrest

Christian Bleuer reviews press and expert opinions on the dramatic developments in southern Kyrgyzstan, focusing on the conflict roots and

Taiwan: The Chinese nation meme

Letters from Taiwan writes about the Chinese nation meme and how this is used by President Ma Ying-jeou to imply that both Taiwan and China are part of the Chinese...

Kyrgyzstan: “I Call It a Massacre!”

English-language coverage of the situation in Kyrgyzstan – at neweurasia.net. Kyrgyz blogger writes: “Call it whatever you want, but I name it a massacre of Uzbeks in Osh and Jalalabad...

Bulgaria: Protest Against Neo-Nazi Violence

On June 6, a protest was held in Sofia in support of the rights of refugees and immigrants in Bulgaria. Shortly before the start of the protest, a group of...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Conflict Voices

In the 16 years since a ceasefire agreement put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold, successive attempts to broker a final...

Guyana: Rodney's Anniversary

Repeating Islands notes that this Sunday “will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1980 assassination of Water Rodney, who was killed by a bomb in the middle of Georgetown, Guyana.”

Mexico: Two Deaths on the Border in Ten Days

The unexpected deaths of two Mexicans -a worker and a 15-year-old boy- after clashes with the United States Border Patrol in two separate incidents less than a month apart, have...

Cuba: Being Black

Ivan's File Cabinet explores what it's like to be black in Cuba.

China: Ongoing online ‘jihad’ against Korean pop fans

Following a stampede outside a Korean boy band concert at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, an ongoing culture war between China's devoted K-pop fans and their equally crazed World of...

Jamaica: Caribbean-American

What does it mean to be a Caribbean-American? Diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp asks someone who knows.

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