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· March, 2014

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from March, 2014

30 March 2014

Haitian-American Filmmakers’ Web Series Invites Women to Live, Laugh, Love (Part 2)

For Part 2 of our post on the soon-to-be-released web series 3L, Global Voices speaks to Melanie Charles, a Haitian-American jazz vocalist who plays the lead role of Gaelle.

20 March 2014

Haitian-American Filmmakers’ Web Series Invites Women to Live, Laugh, Love (Part 1)

Haitian-born, U.S.-based director Francesca Andre has a new web series in the making, which has a lot to say about young women making their way in today's world.

19 March 2014

In Peru, Racism Strikes Again

Racism is alive and well in Peru's multiethnic society. With the spread of social networks, racist practices have become a topic of debate among activists and the general public.

18 March 2014

10 Ways Russians and Ukrainians Reacted to Crimea Annexation Speech

RuNet Echo

Regardless of how one feels about the Crimean question, it was a landmark speech, and one that bloggers reacted to the way they usually do on the Internet. Through memes.

16 March 2014

What Does Russia's Top Blogger Think About Crimea?

RuNet Echo

Before Alexey Navalny's LiveJournal blog was blocked late last week for breaking the terms of his house arrest, he published a long opinion piece on the situation in Ukraine.

8 March 2014

[Video] Can We Also Celebrate Daughters in India?

When Daughters Don't Count: Social Media Prays Pakistani Cricketer Have a Son

On this year's International Women's Day on March 8, some fans of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has four girls, are praying that he have a son.

7 March 2014

15 Memes That Escalate the Crimean Crisis

RuNet Echo

Memes and image macros lend themselves to polarizing rhetoric, not nuanced argument. But, hey, some of them are pretty funny!

Xinjiang People Fight Stereotypes Online

6 March 2014

Political Representation: A Key Struggle for Afro-descendants in Colombia

Countering Hate Speech in Tokyo's Koreatown

Shin-Okubo, a district in Tokyo with high concentration of ethnic Korean residents, has been experiencing an escalation of anti-Korean protests by some extremely racist citizen groups in recent years.

5 March 2014

Can Scientists Help Preserve Latin America's Cultural Heritage?

Pascal Simbikangwa, Prime Accused in the Rwandan Genocide, Goes on Trial in France

Pascal Simbikangwa, charged with complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is finally being brought to trial in a French court, 20years after the massacre of about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and...

2 March 2014

China Blames “Xinjiang Terrorists” for Deadly Attack in Kunming

China’s officials have blamed militants from the western region of Xinjiang for the killings at a railway station in China’s Southwestern Kunming city.

1 March 2014

Damn Provocateurs vs. Couch Potato Liberals: Russian Nationalists Debate Invading the Crimea

RuNet Echo

When it comes to the current unrest in the Crimea, Russian nationalism produces wildly dissimilar views about what Moscow ought to do.