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In Homogeneous South Korea, A Multicultural Village Hints At Change

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"Wongok Village is what Korea will look like in the future," says a grade school teacher in a self-styled "borderless village" south of Seoul, where most of the residents are non-Korean.
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What if James Bond were black? - Al Jazeera English

What if James Bond were black? - Al Jazeera English | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Hollywood is still depressingly terrible at casting black people.
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Biracial Beauty Queen Challenges Japan’s Self-Image

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Ariana Miyamoto, the first half-black Miss Universe Japan, has endured slurs since she was a child. “Even today,” she said, “I am usually seen not as a Japanese but as a foreigner.”
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Persian or Iranian? Is there a Difference?

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Over the next few months, Ajam Media Collective will host a series that focuses on and describes various elements of the cultural, ethnic and linguistic mosaic that we refer to collectively as Iran...

 

What is in a name?  We know that there are subtle differences between Hispanic, Indigenous, Latino and Mexican that are bound with the history of these words and how they have been used by both insiders and outsiders to construct identity.  Likewise, the distinctions between the terms Persian and Iranian are often used interchangeably.  However there are political, ethnic, linguistic and religious connotations that shape the meanings behind these terms.  While I don't necessarily agree with all of the arguments, this is an interesting look at the historical roots of these distinctions and the ramifications of these terms.   


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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 3, 2012 11:17 PM
This is interesting, I have wondered this myself, when hearing a person describe themselves as Persian. The article goes on to say being Persian is a cultural subset of Iranians, who share a common language and culture. It can be conditered a cultural or political statement to call ones self Persian rather than Iranian.
Cam E's curator insight, March 4, 2014 11:23 AM

This has always been a question between my friends and I, as one of my friends identifies as Persian. In my limited experience in the US it seems that the people who identify themselves as Iranian have immigrated in the last two generations or so. In comparison to families which came over quite a few generations ago who refer to themselves as "Persian"

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 17, 2015 5:00 PM

This is an interesting phenomenon.  I believe we even have a little bit of the "that's not American"-swagger here in the U.S., but thankfully diversity is still celebrated more in our country than anywhere else.  This article points out many of the reasons why there has been and always probably will be much tension within the Middle East.  Like in Iran, most Arabic countries have several different tribes and ethnic groups residing within its borders.  The problem occurs when the countries try to make one culture, one language, or one ethnicity dominant over the others.  

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Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790

Every term the Census has used to describe America’s racial and ethnic groups since 1790 | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Only one word has remained constant for 220 years: 'white.'
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What race would you be 100 years ago, according to the US Census?

This interactive graphic shows the census categories for every decade from 1790 to today.
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Why No One Wants The Rohingyas

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As thousands of members of the persecuted minority flee Myanmar and Bangladesh on rickety boats, the rest of Southeast Asia is showing a distinct reluctance to take them in.
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