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by Rachel DeWoskin
Paramilitary police officers train in China's Xinjiang province Wednesday. Security was tight, especially near Uighur areas, after...
Minority Rights in ChinaLast Updated on 2009-07-18 00:00:00
by Rachel DeWoskin
Paramilitary police officers train in China's Xinjiang province Wednesday. Security was tight, especially near Uighur areas, after Monday's fatal shooting of two Uighurs by police. Commentator Rachel DeWoskin says the Chinese government is still negotiating how it reacts to ethnic minorities when they challenge the unity of One China. AP
Rachel DeWoskin lives in New York City and Beijing. She wrote this commentary while traveling in China, reading from her new novel Repeat After Me. Courtesy of Rachel DeWoskin
NPR.org, July 17, 2009 · The last two weeks have seen a bloody escalation in civil strife in the Xinjiang region of China, resulting in the nation's worst violence in decades.
On July 5, Turkic ethnic Uighurs led a protest in Urumchi over the killing of two Uighurs in a factory brawl... More »
Obama: Civil Right Leaders Paved Way for Him ; NPRLast Updated on 2009-07-18 00:00:00
President Barack Obama addresses the NAACP annual convention in New York City on Thursday. Obama discussed the civil rights movement and the importance of carrying on civic responsibility at the 100th anniversary of the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Getty Images
AP, July 16, 2009 · President Barack Obama on Thursday traced his historic rise to power to the vigor and valor of black civil rights leaders, telling the NAACP that the sacrifice of others "began the journey that has led me here." The nation's first black president bluntly warned, though, that racial barriers persist.
"Make no mistake: The pain of discrimination is still felt in America," the president said in honoring the organization's 100th convention.
Painting himself as the beneficiary of the NAACP's work, Obama cited historical figures from W.E.B. DuBois... More »
African Unity: A Work in ProgressLast Updated on 2008-06-02 00:00:00African Unity: A Work in Progress
By Nicole C. Lee, NNPA Columnist
June 2, 2008
May 25 was Africa Day, a day on which millions of people around the world celebrated African unity.
But for more than 25,000 immigrants displaced by South Africa's worse violence since the apartheid era, African unity is a bitter dream.
The violence began as mob attacks against immigrants in the Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province. It has shocked Africans, as well as the rest of the Diaspora. The attacks are not only on foreigners, but, as categorized by the African National Congress, is also "an assault on the values of our democratic society."
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has condemned the violence and is working with the NGO Doctors without Borders to identify hotspots and to provide staff to accompany doctors.
We have seen the violence... More »
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