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· August, 2007

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from August, 2007

South East Asia: Ghost Month

The Travellers Tale blog explains the origins of the Chinese Ghost Month feast.

Tajikistan: Beating the US

One of the most discussed topics on Tajik blogs recently was the loss of the US U-17s to the Tajik team in the Under–17 Football World Cup. This and much...

France: Light punishment for racist comments by a high-school teacher.

Titophe on his blog Racisme et Histoire is worried that the French National Board of Education only reprimanded a high-school teacher for racist comments directed at a student of African...

Central Asia: Clan-tastic

Christine Quirk looks at how clans shape political behaviour and in how far they make it difficult to enfranchise groups who might have different viewpoints or are far down on...

Russia: Intermarriages

Of the more than 60,000 marriages in Moscow in the first half of 2007, a quarter were between native Muscovites – “typically an ethnic Russian woman – and a citizen...

Serbia: Kosovo Roma

Peshas Gypsy Gitan Blog writes about the plight of the Roma of Kosovo.

Estonia: Russia

Yet another blog battle is raging in the comments section of Edward Lucas’ post on the Russo-Estonian relations.

Ukraine: Bukovyna's New Romanians

Edward Lucas writes about Bukovyna's demographic trends: “A Ukrainian TV channel reports that 50,000 people in the western region of Chernovtsy now hold Romanian passports.”

Czech Rebublic: “Imaginary Migrants”

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the Czech Republic's immigration policies and the president's “imaginary migrants and imaginary Muslims.”

South Korea: Ideology of Ethnic Purity

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole introduced Lee Hun-beom's article which traces the history of migration in Korea. The article challenged the belief of ethnic Purity in Korea.

Russia: Xenophobia and Violence

There are 48 comments so far to a post on xenophobia and violence in Russia, over at Sean's Russia Blog. One commenter writes: “It seems to me that the Kremlin...

Bulgaria: “Roma Vendetta”

Eternal Remont writes about Roma violence in Sofia: “Two Words I NEVER Wanted to See in a Headline Together […] Roma Vendetta.”

Korea: How Much Should One Ethnicity be Emphasized?

The emphasis on one ethnicity (danil minjok) in Korea society has become a problematic issue in international society. A news clip is below. A United Nations committee has urged Korea...

Slovenia: Genealogy

The Glory of Carniola writes about the Slovenes’ indifference towards genealogy.

Tajikistan: Discussing Russian xenophobia

Vadim and his readers at neweurasia discuss the racist murder video which appeared on Russian websites last week (GV reported).

Syria: On Lebanon and Motorcycles

Just as the heat is cooling from an inter-Arab spat involving Jordanians and Iraqis, we move on to the Syrian blogosphere where bloggers are fanning the flames of a Palestinian-Lebanese...

Russia: Neo-Nazi Execution Video

One of the most discussed topics in the Russian blogosphere last week was a graphic video of what appeared to be the execution of two ethnically non-Russian men by masked...

Armenia: Genocide notes

The quest for the acknowledgement of the Armenian genocide might prevent seeking an explanation for why it happened. Join Onnik Krikorian for several interesting thoughts on the issue of the...

Estonia: Gay Pride in Tallinn

All About Latvia shares his thoughts on Tallinn and the Gay Pride Parade there.

Russia: Racism

Mark MacKinnon writes about violence against non-Russians in Russia and the Kremlin's “strategy” of making Putin look like “a least-bad option” by not discouraging more radical political views: “…the monsters...

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