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· July, 2006

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from July, 2006

Ambivalent about Tin Tin

A New York Times article on a PBS documentary about Hergé, the Belgian creator of the comic strip character Tin Tin, raises some uncomfortable issues for Belizean-American blogger Nyazasha: “Here...

Macedonia: Parliamentary Election

Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros sums up the parliamentary election that took place in Macedonia last week and writes about the country's problems and prospects.

Bermuda: Stop the violence

Sean encourages readers to participate in a letter-writing campaign protesting the brutal beating of a Portuguese national outside a bar in Bermuda. Christian Dunleavy congratulates a local Portuguese activist for...

Uganda: Who is afraid of peace?

On the occasion of the Sudan-mediated talks aimed at bringing peace to northern Uganda, Ngomrom says any settlement should be seen as an opportunity to introduce a democratic system in...

Malawi: Racism in football

Malawi-based Afrika-Aphukira posts a long commentary on the debate now raging over the sending off of French soccer captain Zinedine Zidane after he headbutted Marco Matarazzi in the France-Italy World...

Afghan Whispers: Insecurity & Racism

A few Afghan bloggers talked about insecurity in country and recent bomb explosions. We look at a few of them. Insecurity Afghan Lord talks about daily violence in Afghanistan. The...

Nigeria: Code Unread

Musings of a Naijaman meets London mayor Ken Livingstone at an anti-racism festival and comments on the banning of the movie The Da Vinci Code in Nigeria.

Sri Lanka: Tamil for the president

Thanesh poses a question on the nature of the Sri Lankan constitution. “Ok I heard from a friend that according to the constitution of Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan Tamil...

Senegal: Migrant workers

Black Looks posts a poem about the lives of African migrants looking for work and a better life, and Nigeria, What's New? picks it up with a link to a...

Lebanon: Thorny Internal Political, Social & Economic Issues and Gaza

Bloggers of the Lebanese blogosphere touched upon a wide range of topics this past week. Please bear patience and read on and I assure you that your journey will be...

Racism at the World Cup

Forum Realisance says (Fr) of the World Cup: “What shocked the French is that June 27 at the end of the match against Spain, they were received with primitive ape-like...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo-Born Sephardic Musician

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia writes about a Sarajevo-born Sephardic Jewish musician Flory Jagoda: “[…] (Jagoda has lived in the US–married to an American–since after World War II) who...

Kyrgyzstan: Russians Leaving?

Yulia reports that there are fears in Kyrgyzstan that ethnic Russians may leave for Russia in response to Vladimir Putin's call for Russians living outside of Russia to move back....

Bangladesh: Muslim in America

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying on being a Muslim Immigrant in America. “Even though I have spent most of my life in America I still carry the weight...

Lebanon: Palestine & Israel, Values that don’t work & the Sahsouh

The Lebanese blogosphere this week seems to be directly affected by the situation in the occupied territories of Palestine. Anti-Semitism in Lebanon, the besieging of Gaza, Israeli flag in the...

French DOM/TOMs: Sarkozy-Led Convention

Jean-Claude Halley from Guadeloupe Attitude posts (Fr) an invitation to an upcoming convention on the issues of French overseas departments and territories (a.k.a. DOM/TOMs) organized by controversial French Interior Minister...

Independence Day: MLK mix

UK-based music blogger Soul on Ice posts a link to a mix of Martin Luther King's “I have a dream” speech against a background of tabla drums in honor of...

Estonia: Mixed-Heritage Citizens

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about what it takes to become “just Estonian”: “I recall standing in Tallinn Central Hospital looking at the list of maternity doctors on the...

Poland: Jewish-Polish Relationship

The beatroot posts again on the post-WWII relationship between Jews and Poles in Poland, this time reacting to Fear, the latest book of Jan Gross, an author who “will again...

Cambodia: Saving heritage

Andy Brouwer in Cambodia is talking about an innovative effort to prevent the looting of historical artefacts. “In my view, Heritage Watch have come up with a brilliant idea to...

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