Stories about Ethnicity & Race from April, 2015
Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.
The Minister of Health's tirade against a women's rights activist raises questions about gender equality, human rights and the political status quo in Guyana.
The Philippine Consulate General responded, saying "discrimination should have no place in any society, most especially Hong Kong." Migrant domestic workers protested outside Regina Ip's office.
In Africa, opinions are divided on the Mauritanian film "Timbuktu." Some love it, others think external factors are the reason for its success.
On April 17, the French government unveiled a national campaign to combat racism and anti-Semitism in France. The objective of the campaign is to fight all prejudices, raise awareness and get citizens engaged in the conversation. One hundred euros will be allocated over three years to educate and promote cultural diversity. The...
South Africa has witnessed xenophobic attacks involving beatings, killings, and burning and looting shops and property owned by foreigners. Five people have been killed, including a 14-year-old boy.
Among the fun and festivities for Bengali New Year in Bangladesh was a serious message, "Burn many lights in the darkness of hearts," to commemorate bloggers and activists recently murdered.
Some Jamaicans weren't so keen to see authorities falling over themselves to make Jamaica Obama-ready.
As political groups allegedly pay internet trolls to spew racial slurs and cyber-bully, netizens express their disgust over the depths to which politics in Trinidad and Tobago have plunged.
USA Today found the one nugget of negativity in a new Pew survey comparing Japanese and American attitudes about each other and made that the headline.
" If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosperous for you. If you go against my wish, you will perish in the water."
Japanese bands RATS & STAR and Momoiro Clover Z recently appeared in blackface on TV. Removed from its American context, some argue blackface in Japan isn't intended to be racist.
The conflict in Yemen is often portrayed by the press as a battle between Sunni and Shia Islam, with the Houthis militia being lumped into Shia Islam. That's incorrect.