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· July, 2021

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2021

The French government’s U-turn on regional languages

A new law passed in May 2021 has reignited the debate around France's regional languages

The “ticket to happy life” politics of Indian marriages in the context of dowry-related violence

The recent death of 24-year-old medical student Vismaya Nair in the Indian state of Kerala has sparked widespread outrage and renewed discussions over dowries and domestic violence in India.

Will an award-winning animated film about a Czech woman in Kabul change how Czechs perceive Afghanistan?

A Czech animation movie won a major award for depicting a love story between a Czech woman and an Afghan man. But can this movie change perceptions about Afghanistan?

What is the Kurultai: Kyrgyzstan's political body based on an ancient nomadic tradition

In an effort to strengthen control over the political process, the Kyrgyz leadership brought back the Kurultai, an institution centered around traditional values.

How ‘Yasuke’ offers a new perspective on the history and current relations of Africans in Japan

The revelation that an actual African Samurai did indeed exist has triggered important conversations about his origins and the experience of the African diaspora in Japan today.

Vicious mass rape of women has become a weapon against the Tigray in Ethiopian war

A war broke out in the Tigray region of Ethiopia on November 4th, 2020 following building tensions between the TPLF and the federal government since Abiy Ahmed came to power...

Protests in front of Czech embassy in North Macedonia target anti-Roma racism and police brutality

The event also evoked the memory of a local case involving the beating of ethnic Roma citizens by police in September 2020.

Guinea remains closed to neighbors on African Day of Borders

The Guinean government keeps many of its borders closed following the celebration of African Day of Borders.

Roma musicians discuss inclusion in larger Czech community

Do the Roma musicians face prejudicial attitudes and discrimination based on their origin in Czechia?

Austrian player Arnautović sparks racism controversy in Euro 2020 football game against North Macedonia

Twitter users pointed out that the perpetrator behind the anti-Albanian incident has a surname which might indicate ethnic Albanian roots in his family.

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