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· January, 2014

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from January, 2014

‘Hafu’ Film Explores Mixed Race Japanese Identity

Filmmakers explore Japan's under-documented emerging generation of mixed race Japanese who refer to themselves as 'hafu'.

Happy New Year from Philadelphia's “Drunk Racist Clown Parade”

The United States' longest-running folk festival is a dizzying array of bright colors, sequins, feathers—and racist stereotypes.

Prominent Russian Actor Asks Putin to Recriminalize Sodomy

A prominent Russian actor, Ivan Okhlobystin, is making headlines for his latest homophobic act: a public letter addressed to Vladimir Putin, asking the President to recriminalize sodomy in Russia.

PHOTOS: Honor the Treaties With Native Indians

Honor The Treaties, a film by director Eric Becker, documents photographer Aaron Huey‘s mission to portray poverty and the struggles of the Native Lakota people of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...

A Russian Sex Slave's Suicide in Astrakhan

No one saw Galia Borisenko for until New Year's, when she appeared at her grandmother’s, gaunt and disoriented, and claiming to have survived almost 6 months as a sex slave.

Christmas in the Puerto Rican Diaspora

To mark the end of the “official” Christmas season in Puerto Rico, we share some links to the online magazine La Respuesta, which focuses on gathering the experience of the...

#ShamelesslyHaitian on Haiti's Independence Day

Haitians celebrate their culture with a creative hashtag on Haiti's independence day. Here's an interview with Bertin Louis who started the hashtag.

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