Stories about Ethnicity & Race from September, 2010
Mongolia: Mongol horse racing and Naadam festival
Bilguun tells about Mongolia's Naadam festival in July, it's history and present. It is normally followed by a season of feasts, featuring the “three manly sports”, namely archery, wrestling and horse racing.
Ecuador: Afro-Ecuadorians in Valle del Chota
Carla Badillo Coronado posts a set of photos in her blog Mujer en Tierra Firme [es], showing the Afro-Ecuadorian people of Valle del Chota.
USA: My Faith My Voice collaborative video project
American Muslim groups are using online video in a collaborative project to try and explain what Islam is about in an attempt to defuse the rise of anti Islam racism and fear spurned by a community center to be built near Ground Zero in New York City. Via.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Time for peaceful coexistence
In another guest post on The Caucasian Knot, youth activist and student Marine Ejuryan reflects on the negative stereotypes in play between Armenia and Azerbaijan because of the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. However, she notes, positive examples of peaceful coexistence are rarely if ever mentioned in the media and...
Pakistan: Another Attack On The Shiites
Hina Safdar at Chowrangi reports that “yesterday evening just after iftar three blasts ripped through the Yaum-e-Ali (RA) procession in Lahore.” Around 30 people died and 200 were wounded.
Jamaica, U.S.A.: Worrisome
Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp is beginning to worry about the U.S.A.
Indigenous People and Mines in Canada
The Indigenous community in North America share many similar challenges with many citizens of the developing world. Poverty is endemic even though their territories are often rich in natural resources. Bloggers weigh in on the latest resource controversy: