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· December, 2015

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from December, 2015

The Francophone World's Uplifting Stories in 2015

We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.

How Did You Remember Refugees and Migrants on International Migrants’ Day?

Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.

Do You Know the Story of Brazil's First Black Female Legislator?

More than 80 years ago, Antonieta de Barros became the first black woman elected in Brazil. But she's hardly a household name. One filmmaker has tried to change that.

The Liberation of Dhaka and the Whitewashing of Pakistan's History

Pakistan's official account of their Armed Forces' surrender in Dhaka 44 years ago ignores the realities of the bloody conflict that resulted in Bangladesh's secession.

Latinos Care About the Environment. So Why Aren’t Green Groups Engaging Them More?

Efforts by US politicians and groups concerned about the environment to engage Latino communities seem to be lagging.

Viral Outrage Over the Appropriation of Traditional Mexican Embroidery Is Full of Inaccuracies

Media reported that Santa María Tlahuitoltepec residents would be forced to pay royalties on their traditional embroidery because of a French company's copyright claim. Disturbing—if it were true. It's not.

Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film

There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.

To Solve Gun Violence, Americans Need to Aim Higher

"I’m angry over the shootings in so many other places, no matter what twisted, dehumanizing vision motivates them. But I also want to be true to myself and my values."

Hope for a Unified France Shines Through the Hate and Fear

"One for all and all for humanity, we are and will forever be united"

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