Stories about Ethnicity & Race from November, 2017
Social Media Rumors Escalate Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka
"Sri Lankans tend to digest media uncritically and unquestioningly. This will have to change in order to stop misinformation from spreading – and this can be done through spreading awareness."
Barbie Hijab Comment Highlights Why Some Russian Activists Don’t Support Presidential Hopeful Navalny
"Congratulations, Alexey! With one tweet you’ve written off all of your potential Muslim voters. You apparently don’t want to become president."
Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind
"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."
To Divinity and Back: Nepal’s Living Goddess Returns to Normal Life After Nine-Year Stint as ‘Kumari’
The sudden transformation of a little girl into a revered goddess comes at a price. She must remain in isolation and is expected to stay calm at all times.
Data and Democracy: What Role Did Cambridge Analytica Play in Kenya's Elections?
The data analysis company that helped Donald Trump's campaign claim victory in the US is working with Kenya's ruling party.
Despite Victories, the Fight for Afro-Mexican Recognition Has a Way to Go
"There are those who say...we are all Mexican and to think differently is to be discriminatory or racist. Those who assert this surely have not had their rights violated."