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· May, 2014

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from May, 2014

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VIRAL VIDEO: ‘But We're Speaking Japanese’

  25 May 2014

A video skit of a Japanese waitress serving a group of foreign-looking customers who speak Japanese has gone viral. The clip has resonated among many Japanese-speaking expats who occasionally experience how local Japanese communicate with foreigners based not on the language they are speaking but on how they look. Watch the...

Hong Kong Public Libraries Ignore Biggest Minorities’ Need

  25 May 2014

As government funded libraries in Hong Kong fail to serve domestic workers’ need, they have to set up mobile libraries during public holidays across the city. Tom Grundy has the story in Hong Wrong. Below is a video taken by Stories Beyond the Borders showing one of the mobile libraries...

Guyana: Remembering Walter Rodney

  18 May 2014

I wish I could wish you a good afternoon. But I believe that if I could hear souls whisper…Dr. Rodney’s soul would say that it is not a good day. How can it be…when our children are being raped, beaten and shot…when the nation witnesses such injustice in silence? Sara...

Mauritanian Police Clamps Down on Black Protest

On May 4, 2014, Mauritanian police broke up  [ar] a massive gathering in Nouakchott. People were commemorating [ar] the return of a group of Mauritanian blacks [ar] from Senegal in 2008 [en] , after being subjected to forced displacement in the aftermath of the bloody events [en] which occurred between 1989 and 1991.  On April...

It's Not Easy Being Black in Cuba

  6 May 2014

The worst news for black and mixed-race Cubans is that there are no independent legal institutions that protect them in the face of government neglect. Iván's File Cabinet reports that non-whites are still marginalized in Cuba.

Caribbean Joins Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

  5 May 2014

If our own children were to go missing we would want the world to come to a standstill and help us find them. We…ask that…you consider why so often women’s bodies become the battlefields upon which wars are fought. This is not a problem that involves a small town in...

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