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· September, 2009

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from September, 2009

11 September 2009

Uganda: Nine Dead in Kampala Riots

Riots in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, have led to the deaths of at least nine people (BBC) as members of the Baganda ethnic group clashed with police and military...

Azerbaijan: 9/11 and Islam

South Korea: Prosecution for racist remarks

9 September 2009

Hungary: Budapest Gay Pride Parade Protected

Marietta Le reports on the blog coverage of the 14th Gay Pride March, which took place in Budapest on Sept. 5 under increased police protection.

Palestine: Travelers Say Israel is Illegally Denying Access

Travelers to the Palestinian West Bank are now facing new restrictions. Visas obtained from Israeli consulates for their visit are stamped "Palestinian Authority areas only" in violation of the 1995...

Eastern Europe: WWII and the Jews

China: Considering Han chauvinism

"Within the ranks of CCP cadres, it's not only ethnic minorities who have been deprived of their religious rights, but the Han majority too...As a Han born and raised in...

6 September 2009

China: Are syringe attacks terrorism?

Fresh protests broke out in Xinjiang this week following news that Uighurs had been attacking people with syringe needles. Is this terrorism? Why resort to a tactic like this? Just...

4 September 2009

Bulgaria: Racism; Busmantsi Detention Center

Jamaica: Conformity?

Azerbaijan: Detained video bloggers go on trial

Despite significant international outcry from leading human rights and freedom of expression advocates, detained video blogger youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli today went on trial in Azerbaijan. Supporters...

3 September 2009

Commonwealth suspends Fiji

The Commonwealth of Nations has suspended Fiji from the 53-nation body for failing to hold elections by October 2010