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· May, 2018

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from May, 2018

From zero to superhero

In which an undocumented immigrant from Mali scales a tall building and—for once—comes out on top.

How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?

"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"

Eight decades later, prejudice between Jordanians and Palestinians persist

While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.

Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

"Citizenship is all I need to heal the scar of not belonging."

Cuba's parliament now has three black vice presidents. How come that didn't make the news?

"For opponents everywhere [...] everyone is so equally oppressed that racial discrimination is unworthy of special attention. These dynamics hijack the discussion and keep us from moving forward."

Pakistan Chief Justice's notice produces some hope for Hazara protections

"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."

Nepal’s Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for a record 22nd time

"Summiting Everest? It's just like another daily chore."

‘Get involved in your communities': An American woman who fought for justice urges stronger activism

"I think the police need to be held accountable. Without accountability, there is no justice. That’s the biggest problem, no one is ever accountable."

Hazara women end hunger strike against targeted killings after Pakistan army chief agrees to talks

"We demand that the Chief of Army Staff...must come to Quetta dressed as a civilian and listen to the cries of the 3,000 widows and 10,000 orphans"

The woes of Britain's ‘Windrush generation’ are deeply felt in the Caribbean

"The British bring us to the Caribbean to do unpaid labour. Take us to fight in WW2. Take us to England to rebuild it. Then they have us deported."

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