· May, 2009

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from May, 2009

Jamaica: Stereotyping

  6 May 2009

“Every Jamaican man lives in fear of a lie. It’s a lie that continues to wreak havoc on both sides of the racial and gender divide and is a frequent topic of pornography: the Black, male stud”: Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp examines the effects of the stereotype.

Sri Lanka: The Dilemma Of A Moderate View

  5 May 2009

In a deeply divided country like Sri Lanka it is hard to keep a moderate view and find a common ground. Serendipity writes: “To a Tamil, I am branded as a Sinhala chauvinist, and to a Sinhala person I am branded as an LTTE sympathizer, so therein lies the problem...

Libya: Women, Writers and Artists

Women in Libyan society are loved, respected and cared for as mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and wives. The state guarantees freedom and equality between men and women but it still runs across cultural norms and traditions. Fozia Mohamed digs into the Libyan blogosphere for posts on women and here are her findings.

China: Quarantining all Mexicans

  3 May 2009

If the virus spreads to our country, will Western politicians come help us then? Pay them no attention. Putting a temporary halt to flights was the correct thing to do. The government has done an extremely good job this time, and I support them wholeheartedly.

China: Blogging with Tibetans

  1 May 2009

A blogging adventure for the summer, David Gibson is finishing preparations to travel to southwestern China's Sichuan province, where he will spend the following months living among Tibetan communities there and learning the language.

Fiji faces suspension from Pacific Islands Forum

  1 May 2009

Fiji passes a deadline set by the Pacific Islands Forum to schedule elections to be held this year or be kicked from the regional group. The group stated that if Fiji does not meed the deadline, the country would be suspended from all Forum events and cease receiving any new financial and technical assistance.

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