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· January, 2011

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from January, 2011

Jamaica: Leah & Dog Paw

“Will she herald a new kind of representational politics since she has personally breached not only the uptown/downtown divide but also the legit/illegit one by literally commingling with a Don?”:...

Ukraine: “Three Nations”?

Paul Goble of Window in Eurasia cites an interview [ENG] with a member of the Lviv City Council, who explains [UKR] that the real conflict in contemporary Ukraine is not...

Ukraine: Photos of Hutsuls

Sergey Maximishin (LJ user remetalk) shares his photos of the Ukrainian Hutsuls and their land in the Carpathian Mountains.

Czech Republic: The Czech Roma During the Holocaust

Czech Position writes in detail about “the wartime fate of the Roma” – whose “tremendous suffering and loss [are] often reduced to little more than a historical footnote.”

Serbia, Kosovo: Comment on Dick Marty's Report

Belgraded.com comments on Dick Marty's “report on organized criminal activities committed by the Kosovo Albanian side during and after Kosovo conflict”: “As it turns out, there are now at least...

Ukraine: Police Treatment of Foreigners Raises Concerns Ahead of Euro 2012

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews the netizens' reactions to a recent episode of ill-treatment of foreigners by the Ukrainian police, a trend that is especially alarming since Ukraine is currently preparing to...

Russia: “Anonymous Bomb” and “Random Scapegoats” of Domodedovo

In the aftermath of the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which killed at least 35 people and left over 100 wounded, some Russophone bloggers are once again...

Mexico: Indigenous Rights Advocate, Bishop Samuel Ruiz, Dies

On January 24th, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia passed away at the age of 86. He was known for his work as an advocate of the rights of the indigenous Mayan...

Turkmenistan: Iranian Turkmens Make Contact

Annasoltan investigates the life of ethnic Turkmens in Iran reaching out to their compatriots across the border, covering the historical and political context as well as the current situation.

Armenia: A pointless conversation and environmental waste

The Armenian Odar, a Dutch expat blog, recounts a visit to a local supermarket in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and a pointless conversation with a security guard who refused to...

China: What about Chinese dads?

If you found yourself following the Amy Chua affair, you might want to check out this latest post from Jocelyn Eikenburg, American wife of a Chinese man: Chinese (and Asian)...

Venezuela: The Feast of the Divine Shepherdess

The feast of the Divine Shepherdess is celebrated every January 14 in Venezuela. Bloggers recalled and shared the origins and history of this Catholic tradition, while on Twitter and Facebook...

Arab World: Racism and the Slave's Head Candy Controversy

Are we - Arabs - racist? It's really hard to tell. Some might argue that racism is against our religion, and that people are never discriminated against because of their...

Azerbaijan: Bloggers remember Hrant Dink four years on

Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the murder in Istanbul of Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist, editor, and human rights activist who advocated for reconciliation and friendship between nations, and...

Africa: Can white people be Africans? – Part 2

A number of South Africans have responded to Sentletse Diakanyo's post entitled “We are not all Africans, black people are!”

China: Glenn Beck takes aim at China

In case you missed it, Glenn Beck on Hu Jintao's US visit: Burger King kids meals are a Chinese plot for world domination, and so was Leonardo da Vinci. Turns...

Macedonia: Recognition by Bolivia and Zimbabwe

Within the context of the Macedonia name dispute with Greece, I, Macedonian thanks * Bolivia and Zimbabwe for recognizing Macedonia under its constitutional name.

Nigeria: Discussion with Nigerian fantasy-sci-fi writer

Bunmi posts a link to a video of an hour long discussion with Nigerian fantasy-sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor: “Here she touches on race, paralysis and plant worlds.”

Azerbaijan: Remembering Hrant Dink

The Önər Blog [AZ] remembers Hrant Dink, the slain Turkish-Armenian journalist, editor and human rights activist who was murdered in Istanbul four years ago today. The post is also available...

Jamaica, Guadeloupe, T&T, U.S.A.: MLK Day

“Dr. King's importance lies in his challenge to expand our moral imagination”: Geoffrey Philp and other regional bloggers pay tribute to the late American civil rights leader Martin Luther King...

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