Stories about Ethnicity & Race from May, 2017
For Afro-Colombians, Police Racism Is a ‘Daily Reality’
"You put me between a rock and a hard place, and then you call me extremist?"
Mexico's Indigenous Peoples Select a Woman to Represent Their Resistance in Upcoming Presidential Election
"Let this country shake with the resistance, rebellion and dignity of all the peoples of Mexico."
The Election of Dr. Tedros as WHO Director-General Isn't Exactly Uniting Ethiopians
"You won a free election, congratulations. Now, why don't you try that here in #Ethiopia?!"
An Afro-Colombian Model on “Social Bleaching”
"I wonder how many children "whiten" themselves socially without even realizing it. They are...ignorant of their ancestors and of the people who fought so history wouldn't repeat itself."
Political Bad-Mouthing in Trinidad and Tobago Sullies Opening of Stadium Named for Cricketer Brian Lara
Politics and sport may be inextricably linked, as evidenced by the online commentary following the opening of the Brian Lara Stadium in south Trinidad.
Seven Years After Execution, Kurdish Teacher Farzad Kamangar's Legacy of Hope Remains
"I know that one day, this harsh and uneven road will be paved for teachers and the suffering you endured will be a badge of honour..."
Singer Teddy Afro's New Album Holds Fast to His Vision of a Diverse, Yet United Ethiopia
Known as the Bob Marley of Ethiopia, some claim that Teddy Afro’s songs represent a defeated ideology -- but his albums are generating record sales.
Life as a Vod, Russia’s Disappearing Ethnic Group
Made up of just a few dozen people, the world’s largest community of Vods lives outside St. Petersburg. Victoria Vziatysheva recently spoke to some of the Vods’ last living descendants.