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· April, 2014

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from April, 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: The Implications of Style

  30 April 2014

When you see your reflection, are you seeing you or an amalgamation of your racial, historical and social complications? Tillah Willah blogs about the “self-schism that exists [and the] ways that this affects [her] as a black woman living in the west.”

When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

  30 April 2014

A protest coordinated by several Mauritanian civil society organizations and political parties was held on April 29, 2014 in Nouakchott. The protest was initiatied by members of Haratin tribe who demand more rights and the enforcement of existing laws. This protest marks the first anniversary of the Haratin Manifesto [fr].  The...

French Newspaper Publishes Chart on What Nationalities Commit Crimes

  22 April 2014

The newspaper Le Progrès based in Lyon, France published an infographic [fr]entitled “”Délinquance : à chacun sa spécialité – principales nationalités impliquées” (Crimes: To each his own- the main nationalities implicated [for each type of crimes]) (see image in the twitter update below):      Dans son édition du jour, Le Progrès...

Guyana: The Walter Rodney Enquiry

  22 April 2014

Two different narratives are taking hold in Guyana when it comes to the Commission of Enquiry into the death of political activist Walter Rodney: Barbados Underground reports that the Guyana Trades Union Congress is looking after its interest in arriving at the truth, while propaganda press, which is not in...

The Africanized Experience of Lisbon

  20 April 2014

The media and racial stereotypes [pt], through the perspective and experience of two specialists in the area of the study of race, both Afroportuguese, born in Lisbon, Portugal. is the topic of a new podcast. An interview with Grada Kilomba, academic of Santomean origin at the Humboldt University Berlin, translated into...

Indians in the Caribbean

  15 April 2014

Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the...

Expat Life in China: A Review Of Unsavory Elements

  13 April 2014

Unsavory Elements is an anthology of true stories about foreigners “on the loose” in China. Through their stories, the authors and journalists from the book also explore illegality and ethics in China. As China Law Blog describes:  Ranging from transactions and deeds that would raise the eyebrows of those enforcing America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices...

The Overlooked Crisis in Burundi

  11 April 2014

While neighboring Rwanda is making news with the commemoration of the 1994 genocide and the increased tension with France, Burundi is marred in an overlooked political crisis and surge of violence that opposes, again, Hutus and Tutsis.  Tshitenge Lubabu in Burundi opines that the roots of the crisis [fr] are the current political leaders:...

Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide

  7 April 2014

As Rwanda pays tribute to the victims of the genocide 20 years after the tragedy, President Kagame states again that France must “face up to the difficult truth” of its role in the 1994 genocide [fr]. As a result of this statement, France has pulled out of the commemorative events...

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