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· August, 2014

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from August, 2014

From a “Gaza Stripper” in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters

In this interview, photographer Kim Badawi discusses his work on cultural encounters, and on the role of social media when mainstream news fails to report stories that matter to communities.

Cameroonian Striker Albert Ebossé's Death in Algeria Raises Questions About Stadium Security

The footballing world is in a state of shock following the death of 24-year-old Ebossé, killed by a projectile thrown from the stands after a match.

Ferguson Evocative of Civil Rights Movement, Says Trinidadian Diaspora Blogger

Eerie Similarities in Deaths Provoked by Police Brutality in Staten Island and Paris

Why Bahrain's Largest Opposition Bloc Wants People to Have More Babies

Al Wefaq says native Bahrainis could become a minority. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been accused of naturalising foreigners to prop up their own rule of the Shia Muslim-majority country.

Why Protesters in Trinidad & Tobago Are Against the Proposed Constitutional Reform Bill

With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.

Lessons from Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's First National Hero

Marcus Garvey, who was born 127 years ago, was a fervent supporter of Pan-Africanism. On the anniversary of his birthday, two bloggers commemorated the leader.

Jamaica: #Ferguson & #Gaza

Defending Human Rights in Jamaica

The U.S. Has Problems in Ferguson. And That's Creating Problems For the U.S. in Russia.

So far, most Russians watching the unrest in Ferguson have taken it as an opportunity to criticize the United States, arguing that America exaggerates its progress in race relations.

6 Days of Protests, Tweets and Tear Gas After Police Gun Down a Black Teen in Ferguson, Missouri

Protesters are largely unarmed and using only their voices to express their outrage at the killing of the unarmed black teenager. Police officers have responded with violent force.

Local Chinese Government Bars Hijabs, Long Beards and Other ‘Abnormal Appearances’ From Public Transport

Some think the temporary measure will become permanent in Karamay, Xinjiang, home to many ethnic Uyghur Muslims. Tensions have at times resulted in deadly clashes between Uyghur activists and authorities.

Indigenous Libraries As Social Venues

More Than a Half Century Later, How Should Jamaica View Its Independence Day?

The learning curve for a people who historically never had a say continues to be a steep one, especially in a climate where corruption was already entrenched.

Moscow's Birthday Card to Barack Obama. Is This Racist?

An anonymous group of young people climbed atop the U.S. embassy in Moscow and hung a banner mocking the American President on his 53rd birthday. Was the sign racist?

5 Things One Blogger Thinks You Should Know About People of African Descent in Trinidad & Tobago

Emancipation Day Sees New Triumph as Haitian-Born Dominican is Declared a National

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