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· February, 2012

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from February, 2012

Armenia: Sumgait Pogrom Anniversary

The Armenian Observer posts the harrowing details of at least 26 ethnic Armenian victims of the Sumgait pogrom which took place on 27 February 1988 and which seriously escalated the...

Azerbaijan: Khojaly Massacre Anniversary

As Azerbaijanis worldwide, as well as Turks in Istanbul, commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, the most serious during the fighting with Armenia in Nagorno Karabakh during the...

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Priestly Poetry & A New Literature Partnership

Caribbean Book Blog interviews priest and poet Fr. Lambert St Rose, while Bocas Lit Fest announces “a new partnership that will work towards enhancing the Caribbean literary scene and help...

Hong Kong, India: Farewell to Hong Kong

A southern Indian diaspora is about to leave Hong Kong for long after working in the city for 16 years. He explains why he won't miss the city in his...

Cameroon : Say No To Tribalism

Princess Akeelah talks on her blog [fr] about an online campaign launched to fight against Tribalism in Cameroon. In a country where it is estimated that 280 different ethnic groups...

Brazil: Quilombo Community in Bahia About to Be Evicted

One of the oldest slave descendent communities in Brazil, Quilombo Rio dos Macacos, has a date for its eviction: March 4, 2012. The claim for the land comes from the...

Guatemala: Speaking Out on the Genocide of Indigenous Women

The 36 year civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,000 women raped: most of the victims were Mayan. Finally, the sexual...

Kuwait: Struggle of the Bedoon Takes Root Online

Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, that has brought to the forefront the atrocities Arabs face at the hands of their ruling clans, Kuwait's stateless population, which numbers...

China: Tibetan Matches

A satirical cartoon on the self-immolation of Tibetans and the conflict situation in Tibet. By Gianfranco Uber at Cartoon Movement.

Peru: New Racism Incident Ignites Debate on Social Networks

A movie theater in Lima became the scene of a case that public opinion quickly deemed another example of the ongoing problem of racism in Peru: a 13-year-old boy uttered...

United States: Another Assault on Immigrant Culture

The decision to eliminate the Mexican-American studies program from the curriculum of schools has caused outrage. Yarisa Colón covers several initiatives that have been launched to stop this act of...

Azerbaijan: Sari Gelin

Əli Novruzovun bloqu [AZ] writes a review on a new novel penned by Ali Akbar, author of “Artush and Zaur,” the controversial tale of a homosexual love affair between an...

Cuba: Thinking about Racism

Fernando Dámaso blogs about the complex issue racism in Cuba, here.

Martinique, USA, France: Jesse Jackson's message to Serge Letchimy

B.World Connection posts a letter [En/Fr] with the heading of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition whose leader is Reverend Jesse Jackson: apparently, the Reverend would support the reaction of MP Serge...

China: A Portrayal of Portrayals of Cultural And Ethnic Stereotypes

One Chinese vlogger has gone viral with his impersonation of the accents of a few Asian neighbors and other cultures from around the globe. How much do these differ from...

France: Racial Profiling by Police Officers

The Local blog posts a Human Rights Watch report that states : “French police use broad powers to conduct abusive identity checks on black and Arab young men and boys despite the absence...

Martinique, Guadeloupe, France: MP Letchimy Against Minister Guéant

Bloggers and mainstream journalists around the French-speaking blogosphere have been buzzing once more about French Minister of Home Affairs, Claude Guéant, who is notorious for suggesting extreme right-wing policies about...

Martinique: All together around Creole

The Creole language in the Caribbean and the cooperation between islands were recently discussed during the Creole-speaking Regions Days, as explained in this post on Tous Créoles [Fr Cr/Fr]. One...

Pakistan: Hate Campaign Against Products Of Ahmadi Owned Companies

Imran Jattala exposes more hate campaign against minorities in the capital of Pakistan as an association of bigoted lawyers recently banned products made by a minority-owned business from courthouses.

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