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· December, 2013

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from December, 2013

30 December 2013

Mandela's lesson for Hong Kong

20 December 2013

Coup Attempt? Ethnic Conflict? Figuring Out the Crisis in South Sudan

Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?

15 December 2013

Russia's Government Might Block Websites for Calls to Unsanctioned Rallies

RuNet Echo

The Russian parliament will soon vote on a law that would empower the Prosecutor General’s office to close any website that hosts content encouraging people to attend unsanctioned rallies.

Russia's Year of Pogroms

RuNet Echo

2013 has been a particularly virulent year for race violence in Russia. The most recent incident, which took place this past weekend in the city of Arzamas was no different.

12 December 2013

VIDEOS: Singapore’s First Riot in 40 Years

Singapore's first riot in four decades also highlighted the growing tension between the local population and the rising number of foreign workers.

The Caribbean Ponders the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Across the Caribbean archipelago, from Trinidad and Tobago to Cuba, regional bloggers reflect on Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.

11 December 2013

Gay Sex is Once Again Illegal, India's Supreme Court Rules

"I was not a criminal yesterday, today I'm one. I intend to remain one. Wont ask for lordships permission before loving."

Visible Discrmination Against Ahmadis in a Shop In Pakistan

The Caucasus Network: Personable Blogger, Svetlana Anokhina

RuNet Echo

Svetlana Anokhina—a 50-year-old journalist, writer, and community manager from Makhachkala, Dagestan—is as personable and undoubtedly real as netizens get.

7 December 2013

Russian Nationalists Find Themselves a “Saint”

RuNet Echo

A November 23, 2013 shooting that took place in a Moscow Metro train has spawned a new meme for Russia's radical nationalist and anti-migrant movement.

6 December 2013

Chairman Mao Is Greater Than Nelson Mandela, Chinese Leftists Say

"I don't understand why India's Gandhi and South Africa's Mandela receive so much praise. Of course they were great, that's all. But Chairman Mao surpassed them all."

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.

2 December 2013

INTERVIEW: Comics that Dispel Black Stereotypes in Brazil

"I imagine that a truly healthy society must recognize and engage in dialogue with the voices that arise from within its borders. "