Topic archives: ethnic minorities

Religious violence escalates in Sri Lanka

March 9, 2018 2

An escalation in violence is being expected between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and its Muslim minority. For some, echoes of the civil war are unavoidable.

Are the Liberals ‘brownwashing’ the Victorian election?

Are the Liberals ‘brownwashing’ the Victorian election?

November 24, 2014 2

There is an unusually high number of Liberal candidates from migrant or ethnic backgrounds in this year's state election. But almost all of them are in unwinnable seats, writes Crikey's Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss.

Obama the feminist

May 13, 2010

One day it will not be a big deal when a woman, a homosexual, a black person, whatever, becomes a US Supreme Court justice. But that day hasn't arrived yet, so applaud Barack Obama's family for his feminist upbringing.

A guide to China’s ethnic groups

July 9, 2009

The Washington Post provides a bit of context and background to some of the largest of the 56 ethnic groups living within China's borders.