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· October, 2011

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2011

Brazil: Mobilization Against Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples

Following the occupation of the Belo Monte construction site, socio-environmental student Robson Fernando, from the blog Consciência, denounces [pt] racist comments left ​​by readers of Folha de São Paulo on...

Myanmar Netizens to BBC: Apologize Now

Some Myanmar netizens are asking BBC to apologize for publishing an ‘inaccurate' map of Myanmar's ethnic groups. BBC has already updated the map but netizens still want a formal apology

USA: The Challenge of Diversity in the “Occupy” Movement

One month since the initial occupation of the financial district of New York, Wall Street, collective actions in the city continue to diversify. Activists and organizations from minority communities have...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Question of Race

“I feel that a person loses a bit of who he or she is internally by having to limit themselves by that one word. And it can be quite a...

Brazil: Violence Against Indigenous Fulni-o Tapuya

Brazilian blogger Danielle Pereira, on Diário Liberdade, denounces [pt] (with photos and videos) abuses and violence committed by the police of Brasilia against members of the indigenous community Fulni-o Tapuya....

India: The Hidden Corruption

Dheera Sujan points out that grass-root struggles like Chhattisgarh's Soni Sori do not attract proper attention in India and their voices are being silenced in a hidden corruption.

Azerbaijan: More Voices

Aaron in Azerbaijan introduces his readers to other bloggers writing from the former Soviet republic, including one half of his two fellow PCVs who went viral with their Caspian Dreaming...

Azerbaijan: Beautiful, Sophisticated, Democratic, and Tolerant… Just Scary Azeri

Scary Azeri explains that she named her blog as such simply because it rhymed. However, she comments sarcastically, perhaps she would have less detractors if she had named it “A...

Azerbaijan: Land of extreme politeness

Having read about the culture of politeness in Iran, Aaron in Azerbaijan says he has a deeper insight into the culture in Azerbaijan, a country where traditions and hospitality permeate...

Guinea: Another Bloody and Violent September 28

September 28 is a date feared by all Guineans whether they live in their country or abroad. This year opposition activists demonstrated peacefully to denounce the government's unilateral acts, but...

Trinidad & Tobago: Striving to be Better

“It’s when you know your weaknesses and work on them that you become truly remarkable. And that’s what I want for T&T”: Outlish blogs about the things Trinbagonians won't (but...

Jamaica: Hiding “Behind Blackness”

Under the Saltire Flag shares an interesting perspective on the recent riots in London: “I have no problem accepting that in many areas Britain is blindly racist and must be...

Peru: 14 Shamans Murdered in Amazon Town

Peruvian bloggers Juan Arellano [es] and Paco Bardales [es] report on the murders of 14 shamans in the amazon town of Balsapuerto. The main suspect is the mayor of Balsapuerto,...

United States: Alabama Passes Country's Strictest Anti-Immigration Law

On September 29, the state of Alabama passed the United States' strictest anti-immigration law, following in the footsteps of Arizona's already controversial law, which criminalized illegal migrant status. Read reactions...

Curacao: Comedy or Mockery?

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA calls a comedy show that is in town for five performances “Afro-Curacaoan mockery disguised as comedy”, saying: “The moment we stop legitimizing everything that destroys our self...

Curacao: Inadequate Narrative on Slavery

A Netherlands-based Curacaoan blogger shares his impression of the debate on the television series “De Slavernij” (The Slavery): “It seems…that the production team (I’m excluding the historians and experts for...

Myanmar: Interactive Map of Ethnic Groups

Stimson has set-up an interactive map of Myanmar's ethnic groups and key economic and power utilities.

Armenia: Steve Jobs’ Armenian connection and an obituary

Ianyan posts its own obituary to Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, who died yesterday. The blog says that Jobs revolutionized the way we use personal computers and mobile telephones while also...

Jamaica: A Proud Black History

It's Black History Month in the UK and Kei Miller turns on its head “those tired statements of black pride – how, for instance, we are the sons and daughters...

Mauritania: Black Mauritanians Fear for their Citizenship as Census Proceeds

Bakari Guèye in Magharebia reports that the city of Kaedi erupted into violence on September 24 and 30, 2011, because the black community feared that the census would be used...

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