Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2015
‘Tajikistan's Aylan': A Migrant Child Dies in the Arms of the Russian Authorities
"Umar! Your death is the symbol of feebleness and dishonesty, Be my nation's pure herald before God."
From Okinawa to the UN, the Protest Against a US Military Base Continues
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga went to the UN to address human rights violations he says the Japanese and American governments have committed.
Red Dresses Keep the Memory of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Alive
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.
Latin America and Spain Come Together on Columbus Day to Discuss Past and Present on Twitter
"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.
The Self-Ruling Indigenous People of Cherán, Mexico, Celebrate Their First Government Transition
"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."
#StopLumadKillings Campaign Demands Protection for Anti-Mining Tribes in Southern Philippines
"They are the bearers of our unique artistic traditions. Their murder is the murder of our peoples’ soul."
Jamaicans to UK Prime Minister: Get Over Slavery? ‘You First.’
"David Cameron must listen with an open heart and mind to the call for reparations, and have the courage to do what is right."
Man's Beating Death Casts Harsh Light on India's Beef Politics
"Some get rich by exporting #beef, some die for consuming it? What warped & perverse nationalism is this ban fanning?"
A Quake-Ravaged Nation Now Faces Indian Blockade. Welcome to Nepal.
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.
Jamaicans Are Unimpressed With the UK's Pish-Posh Attitude on Slavery Reparations
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.