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· July, 2014

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2014

Being A Black West Indian in Britain

  26 July 2014

Jamaican author Kei Miller's blog post about “the anxieties of being a black poet in Britain” draws from several personal experiences, leading him to the conclusion that “the act of writing certain black experiences has to be one of translation – as surely as we translate from one language into...

The Hypocrisy of Outrage Against LGBT Rights in Jamaica

  23 July 2014

An off-colour comment by a Jamaican sports commentator who “dampened the moment of post World Cup celebrations with his shouts of ‘Heil Hitler’ on national television” leads author and blogger Kei Miller to pen a letter to the editor illustrating why his countrymen are living a double standard – outraged...

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How to Become a Good Father

  21 July 2014

Panamanian Joel Silva Díaz elaborates what many people wonder, especially men: how to be a good father. On his personal blog he describes his challenges with his own father and his goals as a father: …Recuerdo que veía como un juego el buscar un tema de conversación, debido a mi...

Archaic Laws Continue Jamaica's History of Injustice

  18 July 2014

The anti-sodomy law is not the only archaic statute up for repeal in Jamaica. Author Kei Miller is astounded that a proposal to rescind the country's “blatantly racist Obeah Laws” has met with resistance: We seem to like throwing fits whenever it is suggested that we review and correct our...

“Racism is Not an Issue in Latin America” — Seriously?

  16 July 2014

In an opinion piece for the New York Times titled “Latin America's Talent for Tolerance,” Enrique Krauze proposes the notion that Latin America is less prone to racism: […] European-style racism — which not only mistreats and discriminates but also persecutes and, in the very worst cases, tries to exterminate others...

Warning Against Racial Nationalism in Hong Kong

  15 July 2014

Evan Fowler told a story about a conflict happened to his friends in a subway train. He compared the incident with its Sydney version in which a Chinese descend was called a “gook” and found Hong Kong passengers’ indifference to the racist remarks disturbing: I believe the incident that my...

Albanian Activists Condemn ‘Terrorist’ Murder Verdict in Macedonia

  3 July 2014

Balkan Insight reports that an ethnic Albanian NGO in Macedonia has condemned a recent court verdict convicting six Albanian men for the execution-style murder of five ethnic Macedonians on Christian Orthodox Easter in 2012. The NGO claims that the entire investigation and verdict were politically-motivated and set against the six...

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