Stories about Ethnicity & Race from October, 2023
In the 1950s, Portugal's dictatorship overhauled the country's national identity and embraced the theory of the good colonizer. What traces are left of that narrative today?
Interview with Israeli-American journalist Joel Schalit: ‘Israel's government wants to put a formal end to democracy’
Global Voices interviewed Joël Schalit, co-founder of The Battleground, about Israel's war on Gaza. Schalit is an Israeli–American journalist who covers European and Middle Eastern politics, including for Israeli media.
'I returned home with the weight of the painful images etched into my mind, a haunting memory that will remain with me for a lifetime.'
The indigenous people of Sakhalin are now present in small numbers, they are named Nivkhs, Ainu, Uilta. A documentary shows one of the dying villages, Rybnoe, where Nivkhs live.
The poet, activist and leader of the Yakut punk band Crispy Newspaper Aikhal Ammosov regularly took to the streets with pickets and performances, painted graffiti and tried to hang anti-war banners in Russia.
Places like Marneuli give peace a chance or at least illustrate that a narrative of peace is possible outside the conflict zone.
In 132 years of existence, Brazil's Supreme Court only had three Black justices and three women named. Now, with a seat opening, Brazilians believe it's about time to have a Black woman appointed.
In addition to the tragic loss of life and the staggering number of injuries, the conflict has also resulted in widespread displacement and a profound disruption of daily life.
Brazil: Communicators and activists from marginalized communities discuss online harassment and how they protect themselves
More than half of the journalists, communicators and influencers surveyed said they had received threats or been intimidated online, while 46 percent reported that they had already suffered hacking attempts on social media profiles
Global Voices spoke to Matthew Katzman, author of "Oy Vey! Yiddish Slang 101," a satirical dictionary that weaves personal family stories with Yiddish expressions to understand the evolution of the language.
"It is about the nostalgia of those people who lived in Crimea, visited Crimea, or only dreamed of visiting it."
Nubians grapple with the harmful impact of stereotyping in media, causing feelings of invisibility, exclusion, and self-censorship. This in turn marginalize them and obscure their cultural contributions and expression.
In May 2023, the Federal Shariat Court in Pakistan cancelled three sections of the the Transgender Persons Act, prompting the halting of gender-based registration of transgender people and limiting their voting rights.
New history books and classes called "Important Conversation" are prompting the new nationalist propaganda discourse across schools in Russia.
In the post-Yugoslav region, where racialized geopolitical cartography re-emerged after the Cold War, many people tend to deny the existence of racism when asked about it.
For African literary criticism: Interview with the founder of francophone ‘African literary chronicles’
In 2021, the Goncourt Prize was awarded to a Senegalese author, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr. Does this, however, imply that Francophone African literatures are known and recognized at their true value?