The Monday Rounds

Refugees in Idaho, Christian victims of the Nepalese earthquake, LGBT anti-discrimination gains in Kenya, and more in today’s Rounds…

Race, Ethnicity & Nationality

  • U.S. court declares family of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, Mexican teen shot by U.S. Border Patrol guard, can’t sue in U.S. because child was standing on the Mexico side of the border. (US News)
  • British Film Institute’s new “Three Ticks” initiative makes concerted effort to increase diversity in U.K. film industry. (Indiewire)
  • An examination of the ethnic considerations impacting the imminent formation of the Bangsamoro autonomous political region in the Philippines. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • Group of experts submit report to UN calling for investigation of Germany‘s recent anti-racism record and neo-Nazi group’s potentially race-motivated murders.  (Andalou Agency)
  • Funeral held for Freddie Gray, killed in Maryland (U.S.) while in police custody; isolated violence distracts attention from ongoing demonstrations.

Immigrants, Refugees & Displaced Peoples

  • Several young people share their stories about “owning their narrative” and coming out as undocumented in the U.S.. (Upworthy)
  • Migrants navigating war-torn Libya face chaotic conditions, significant financial hurdles, and uncertain futures. (NYT)
  • Global Talent Idaho offers support to the many well-educated refugees in Idaho facing professional obstacles in their new home in the U.S.. (Idaho Statesman)
  • South African Army forces joins police for stop-and-search raids on immigrants in Johannesburg neighborhoods, leading to around 50 arrests. (Al Jazeera)

Religion & Belief


Gender & Sexual Minorities

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