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· December, 2016

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from December, 2016

28 December 2016

Five Things Tearing Afghanistan Apart and the Local Proverbs That Help Explain Them

"The goat worries about his life, the butcher worries about the fat.”

25 December 2016

Breaking a Four-Century Custom That Denied Women Temple Entry in India

"If we all have equal rights and freedom then why such restrictions on women?"

18 December 2016

Is Nepal No Country for Women?

Nepal's constitution has failed to bring equality to the country's women, but human rights advocates haven't given up.

15 December 2016

Albanians From Macedonia Cross Ethnic Lines to Vote Against Ruling Parties

Ethnicity plays a big role in Macedonian politics, and Albanians are the country's second-largest ethnic community.

When You’re Black and Foreign in Brazil: An African Medical Student Shares His Story

In 2016, while still halfway through his undergraduate degree in medicine at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Fleury Johnson decided to start blogging about his life in Brazil.

14 December 2016

Mexico Reportedly Moves Ahead With Controversial Pipeline, Despite Moratorium

"What is important to these rich men is to conclude the work and pocket all the profits, solidifying the appropriation of the Yaqui Territory.”

13 December 2016

Native American Pipeline Resistance at Standing Rock Resonates Around the Globe

"Stay strong. Be strong. And you have relatives all over the world to stand with you."

8 December 2016

The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage

"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.