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· August, 2013

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from August, 2013

The Politics of Moscow's Migrant Crime Statistics

Moscow's next mayor will have little influence over domestic immigration policy, but that doesn't stop candidates from weighing in on the topic.

Russia's Unpopular but “Necessary” Illegal Immigrant Camps

At the end of July, Moscow's Governor proposed a new detention center for illegal immigrants on a former military base near the Yegoryevsky district. Not everyone is thrilled.

Russia's Political Firebrand: What Makes Navalny Tick?

Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's...

Three Youths Harassed After Speaking Catalan at Music Festival in Spain

Two cases of Catalanophobia, this time reported at Valencia's Arenal Sound festival, once again caused a stir on the Internet.

A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India

Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.

Brazilian Soccer Team Launches Campaign Against Racism

East Port of Spain: A Pawn in Trinidad & Tobago's Politics?

As violent crime heats up in the eastern end of Trinidad's capital city, two bloggers discuss how the situation is being played by the media, the police and the government.

Chile's Presidential Campaigns Mum on ‘Mapuche Conflict’

The "Mapuche conflict", which refers to the ongoing clashes between the Chilean state and the Mapuche indigenous communities, has seen an escalation of violence recently.

Zambia Arrests Dozens After Secessionist Movement Appoints Local Leader

The secessionists believe that Zambia's Western Province, which they call by its its pre-colonial name, Barotseland, is an independent state.

The Moscow Mayor's Mischievous Viral Marketing

Alexey Navalny turns the tables on those harassing him about financing, nationalism, and transparency.

30 Years Ago: Remembering The Anti-Tamil Pogrom And Riots In Sri Lanka

Can the Movie “Elysium” Explain Immigration Today?

Elysium, a movie set in the year 2155 starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, attempts to offer an insight into the U.S. immigration system if comprehensive reform takes place

Celebrating The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

South Korean Textbooks Started to Include Multicultural Families

Is ‘Free Tibet Movement’ Dying?

Moscow Police Round Up Migrants in “Concentration Camps”

After last week’s police raids on outdoor markets throughout Moscow, thousands of allegedly illegal migrants have been detained and placed in makeshift camps.

Talking with the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Co-Winner, Sharon Millar

Sharon Millar, blogger, gardener, writer and co-winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, talks about her inspiration, her identity and how blogging helped jump start her fiction writing.

Congolese Teacher Pushed Out of Moving Police Van in Morocco, Dies

The Politics of Language in St. Lucia

Should politicians in St. Lucia be fluent in creole? The election of Allan Chastanet as political leader of the opposition is stirring up discussion about language, culture and class.

Tchip: The “Shaking My Head” Meme from Africa

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