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· March, 2012

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

27 March 2012

Russia: Kenyans at Pro-Putin Rally Identified As Moscow Circus Acrobats

RuNet Echo

A month ago, the video of a group of anonymous Kenyan men, who allegedly participated in a pro-Putin rally, received much attention on the RuNet. One blogger recognized the Kenyans...

Georgia: Anti-discriminatory legislation ahead of Armenia, Azerbaijan

Trinidad & Tobago: Divisive Politics

25 March 2012

United States: Solidarity Against Censorship of Latino Literature

The elimination of the curriculum of Mexian-American Studies, and the censorship of Latin American books from the district of Tuscon, Arizona, has led to actions of solidarity in New York...

24 March 2012

Russia: Moscow's Modern Muslim Experience – In Context

RuNet Echo

Moscow's growing Muslim population exemplifies the modern experience of Russia's ethnic and religious minorities amid the backdrop of historical events that have molded the Russian perception of outsiders and thus...

United States: “I am Trayvon Martin”

The indignation of American citizens and Internet users around the world over the murder of Martin Trayvon Florida continues to grow. This young black man was shot at the exit...

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Activity in the Caribbean blogosphere this week has been predominantly coming from Cuba and its diaspora, as the country prepares for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI amidst frustration about...

23 March 2012

Video: Indigenous Communities Document their Growth and Governance

The Indigenous Territory and Governance Platform is made up of a series of institutions all working together to provide the indigenous people of Latin America the tools and resources to...

Azerbaijan: Novruz Bayram

Alongside Iran and elsewhere, Azerbaijan once again celebrated Novruz, the Zoroastrian or Persian New Year. One of the most important dates in the country's calendar, foreigners blogging from Azerbaijan, as...

Armenia: Opinion divided on Eurovision withdrawal

22 March 2012

European Commission's ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Video Blunder

A video parodying the film Kill Bill and building on a 'clash of civilizations' theme was made to promote enlargement of the European Union to young adults. However, the video...

Argentina: Documentary on Indigenous People in Buenos Aires

The documentary 'Runa Kuti, Urban Natives' shows us the stories of four descendants of indigenous communities living in the city of Buenos Aires, and how they struggle with reclaiming their...