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· December, 2013

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from December, 2013

Mandela's lesson for Hong Kong

Sa Law from left21 wrote a piece on Nelson Mandela and his lesson for Hong Kong, a city where migrant workers are living in apartheid. Due to their long working...

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?

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

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

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.

Bangladesh: Where Will The Non-Muslim Go?

Subrata Shuvo at Banglablogging platform Amra Bondhu (We are friends) shares the fear and plights of Non-Muslims as racial attacks on them are on the rise, especially during the political...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Discriminatory Ruling

Haiti Chery reports that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) preliminary findings basically state that the “Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168.13 is discriminatory and violates the rights of Dominicans...

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.

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

Farhan Janjua at Guppu reports a hate speech against Ahmadis. A mobile shop displayed this message “Caution: Qadianis (Ahmadis) are banned from entering.” The Ahmadi Muslims are religiously persecuted as...

The Caucasus Network: Personable Blogger, Svetlana Anokhina

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

Russian Nationalists Find Themselves a “Saint”

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.

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.

Heavy Shootings between Seleka Soldiers and Bozize Loyalists in Bangui, CAR

On the morning of December 5 in Bangui, heavy weapon fires were heard in several districts of Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. Eye witnesses and journalists...

“I Am a German Street Vendor in Dakar”

Being a street vendor is not an easy job, especially in Senegal. Yet this is the choice that Sebastian Prothmann, a native of Germany, made after he arrived in Dakar,...

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. "

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