Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2015
"Umar! Your death is the symbol of feebleness and dishonesty, Be my nation's pure herald before God."
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga went to the UN to address human rights violations he says the Japanese and American governments have committed.
Installation art project the REDress Project seeks to draw attention to the injustice faced by Canada's Aboriginal women: about 1,200 Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing since 1980.
"In 1492 the indigenous peoples were expelled from their lands. In 2015, the same. There is still so much to do."
One of the Russian Internet's Founding Fathers Wants to ‘Erase Syria From the Map,’ and Here's Why the US Is Being Blamed
Moscow’s intervention in Syria is having some funny consequences back home in Russia. One of the strangest episodes in this story is Anton Nossik’s fervent support for the new airstrikes.
"Our people will continue on, united in our defence of nature, security, dignity, and animals, because we are an ancestral and learned people who have lived on these lands."
"They are the bearers of our unique artistic traditions. Their murder is the murder of our peoples’ soul."
"David Cameron must listen with an open heart and mind to the call for reparations, and have the courage to do what is right."
"Some get rich by exporting #beef, some die for consuming it? What warped & perverse nationalism is this ban fanning?"
Officials in Nepal have accused India of imposing an “unofficial economic blockade,” as it is preventing Indian trucks carrying supplies from entering Nepal near the Madhes border zone.
Bob Marley's famous "Redemption Song" called for self-emancipation from mental slavery, but Jamaica is asking for financial reparation from the United Kingdom for its role in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.