Race & Ethnicity

70% of Americans Think Race Relations Are Bad

Seventy percent of Americans think race relations in the United States are poor, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.<p>The poll, conducted in …

Racism

Leaked memo shows the Afghan government is focused on hiring only one ethnic group

KABUL (Reuters) - A leaked memo from an staff member in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office this week has set off a storm of criticism and accusations that the note lays bare systematic favoritism to Ghani's own Pashtun ethnic group.<p>The undated memo, about appointments in the Administrative …

Afghanistan

Bangladesh's PM at UN urges 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya

Bangladesh’s prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country.<p>"These people must be able to return to their homeland in safety, security and dignity," Prime Minister …

Asia

Tavis Smiley stage production to showcase last year of King’s life

NEW YORK — You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t.To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s …

Racism

Diverse talent initiative calls on industry to support next showcase

A showcase initiative that was set up to increase minority ethnic and gender representation on the British stage and screen will take its work to the …

The Theatre

Scholar Ibram X. Kendi Launches Antiracist Research and Policy Center

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi rejects the popular idea that racism is simply a product of hate and ignorance. He explains as much in his National Book …

Racism

China bans anti-Islam words on social media

"Islamophobic" terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatise Muslims have been blocked by authorities to prevent bias against Islam, official …

Censorship

Nine killed as Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - A truck carrying relief supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees skidded off a hilly road in Bangladesh and plunged into a paddy field on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 10, police and aid workers said.<p>The accident happened in a district near the Myanmar border where …

Rohingya

Strategies • Racial Equity Tools

Policy and System Change<p>Overview<p>Policy, as used here, refers to the laws and regulations that govern major systems, including health, education, …

Racism

READ: Attorney Advocate in St. Louis Asks When Her City Will Begin to Value Black Lives

On Friday (September 15), former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer Jason Stockley was acquitted on first-degree murder charges for …

Policing

Maryland residents see race relations in decline, poll says

Maryland residents are pessimistic about race relations, with a strong majority saying in a new poll that the situation has recently “gotten worse" …

Ocean City

Ethnic Fermented Foods Help Preserve Some Bacteria and Fungi

The technique involved help keep alive important bacteria and fungi found in India’s northeast, and which would otherwise disappear with time.<p><i>Monika</i> …

Racism

PrEP trial for adolescents: a promising step forward for HIV prevention

Biomedical advances in HIV prevention have taken a huge leap forward in recent years, with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) now approved for use by a …

Medicine

‘NYT’ piece on nationalism as a cause for ethnic cleansing leaves out the Nakba

Amanda Taub has a very smart piece up at the New York Times about the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar, in which she describes ethnic …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Facebook Under Fire for Removing Reports of Ethnic Cleansing

Facebook is caught in a new political crossfire, this time over Myanmar, where the government is allegedly conducting a campaign to ethically cleanse …

Censorship

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

<b>A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers.</b><p>The findings come from more than 10,000 young people who shared their worries and emotions.<p>Surveys with their parents, however, suggested many were not attuned to the true anxieties of their …

Mental Health

25 designer salwar sets to add to your ethnic wear and wedding wardrobe

While you may be tempted to spend the better half of the festive and wedding season in dreamy lehengas, it may not always be in tandem with the …

Fashion

Meet the exotic flavors that could steal pumpkin spice’s spotlight - MarketWatch

It’s September, which means you’ll soon be seeing pumpkin spice flavored foods and drinks. But consumers are starting to expand their palates, so …

Business

Does Latvia need the Canadian soldiers now protecting it?

The NATO mission here began amid fear that Russia’s intervention in Ukraine would recur in the Baltics. But Latvia is not Ukraine.<p>In a New …

Russia

Salon Misinterprets Study to Claim 'White People Lack Empathy Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum'

A new report from Salon claims white people aren't as concerned about socioeconomic gaps in the United States, which it claims is due to race.<p>The …

Discrimination

Span Apparels to invest Rs 100 cr for retail expansion

Ahmedabad, Sept 19:<p>Buoyed by the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the city-based women's ethnic wear brand Span Apparels plans to expand its retail …

Goods and Services Tax

Chuvash, Bashkir Writers Warn Putin 'Playing With Fire' On Language Policy

Prominent writers in Russia's Chuvashia and Bashkortostan regions have urged President Vladimir Putin to stop discouraging the mandatory study of …

Russia

20 ethnic wear pieces that are perfect for Navratri

As the year progresses, the festive season intensifies. Next up on the charts is the festival of Navratri, which means nine nights of getting dressed …

Racism

Walking In Memphis: HuffPost’s Listen To America Tour Stops In Tennessee

Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy lives on in this sprawling city.<p>Memphis, Tennessee, is a city that one local described to us as “raw and diverse.” In the four days that Listen to America, HuffPost’s 25-city tour around the U.S., spent there, all that and more proved to be true.<p>The place is named …

News (U.S.)

The ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events.<p>Scorched earth. Harrowing escapes. Half a million on the move.

Ethnic Cleansing

PwC releases ethnic minority pay gap figures in a bid to broaden diversity beyond the 'narrow lens of gender'

Accountancy firm PwC has revealed its pay and bonus gaps for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees as it aims to improve diversity within …

Diversity

How to do makeup for ethnic wear

When it comes to makeup, the looks to wear with traditional Indian outfits—even if yours has a modern update like a stitched sari—are a whole other …

Makeup

Diversity Matters: 5 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Overlook It

First, the good news: Diversity in the workplace is increasing, which gives organizations greater access to talent. It also generates a more …

Diversity

Dear White People: No, It Isn’t OK to ‘Jump the Broom’

People of African dissent are some of the most innovative humans on the planet. There isn’t too much that we cannot do, and American — hell GLOBAL …

Dear White People

Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response

By Antoni Slodkowski and David Brunnstrom<p>NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights …

Asia