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· January, 2021

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from January, 2021

Japanese skincare company faces online backlash and boycott after CEO's racist remarks

Critics are also drawing attention to the DHC's connections to the Japanese far-right and its efforts to distribute conspiracy theories online.

A hip-hop band plays exclusively on traditional instruments to forge a new Kazakhstani identity

An experimental musical project is trying to reverse the widespread disregard for rural traditions by taking contemporary music and performing it on traditional instruments.

Chinese-Australian cartoonist Badiucao walks a fine line to avoid being politically hijacked

For Badiucao, the best way to spread the message of universal human rights is through his art, but even within Australia's Chinese communities, the narratives are both complex and nuanced.

Guyanese-American author celebrates Caribbean identity in new alphabet book

'I noticed how scarce and inaccessible Black children's literature was, compared to other fictional children's books.'

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders reconstruction of Hindu temple razed by a mob incited by Muslim clerics

A cleric of the religious right-wing political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was arrested in connection with the incident.

‘This is the USA?’ The Caribbean reacts to the Capitol protests

As thousands of Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, Caribbean netizens couldn't help but notice the term 'shithole country' had now been turned on its head.

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