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July 28, 2011
Norwegian terrorism suspect Anders Behring Breivik may have attained what he hoped for - worldwide notoriety. The young man has shaken Norway to its roots and out of its complacency. Apparently, for a whole decade, he functioned as a one-man sleeper cell, meeting his mother once a week for dinner, blogging incessantly, playing violent computer games and writing a manifesto about what he perceived as Europe's cultural annihilation by the liberal political class that has been bringing a lot of Muslims to the continent as immigrants.
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NEWS
November 14, 2012
The second term victory for President Barack Obama proves that there is opportunity for candidates of all types of race, ethnicity and gender throughout the country. This gives people an opportunity that they never thought they had. The intent is not to rub mud in the face of the majority population. But we must admit to ourselves that President Obama won because of the support of many different demographics. I think that this brings America to the realization that all people are created equal and have opportunities to be in leadership positions.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 23, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Drunken-driving fatalities are dropping steadily nationwide, but not as quickly for Native Americans and some Hispanic Americans as for other ethnic groups, a new study has found.The study, commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and unveiled yesterday at a forum in Miami on traffic-safety issues among minorities, showed that from 1990 through 1994, alcohol-related fatalities among Native Americans dropped just 4 percent and among Mexican-Americans by 6 percent.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
Norwegian terrorism suspect Anders Behring Breivik may have attained what he hoped for - worldwide notoriety. The young man has shaken Norway to its roots and out of its complacency. Apparently, for a whole decade, he functioned as a one-man sleeper cell, meeting his mother once a week for dinner, blogging incessantly, playing violent computer games and writing a manifesto about what he perceived as Europe's cultural annihilation by the liberal political class that has been bringing a lot of Muslims to the continent as immigrants.
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By Ginger Thompson | March 4, 1991
Vivian Villanueva said she got a glimpse of heaven yesterday in Highlandtown.Gathered at Nazareth Lutheran Church were people of various races, ethnic groups and nationalities, learning about the beauty of one another's native cultures and zealously expressing a common love of God."I wish this could happen every day," said Mrs. Villanueva, a Highlandtown resident of Puerto Rican descent. "We learn so much about each other's differences, but then we learn that we're not so different after all."
NEWS
By Carter Dougherty and Carter Dougherty,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 30, 2003
BUNIA, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Lokana Kabagambe knew the war in Congo had taken another, even more brutal, turn when childhood acquaintances started swinging machetes at him. From the floor of a makeshift hospital, his neck and arms swaddled in bandages, Kabagambe explains how armed men had won control of his village, not far from Bunia, the largest city in Ituri province - and how they combed through it afterward to search out survivors of...
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 11, 1996
A Festival of Nations, including live music and a U.S. citizenship ceremony, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of S. Broadway.Billed as an event to bring ethnic groups together, it is sponsored by the Hispanic Business Association, the Southeast Development Initiative, El Coloqio and the American Indian Center.Pub Date: 10/11/96
NEWS
November 14, 2012
The second term victory for President Barack Obama proves that there is opportunity for candidates of all types of race, ethnicity and gender throughout the country. This gives people an opportunity that they never thought they had. The intent is not to rub mud in the face of the majority population. But we must admit to ourselves that President Obama won because of the support of many different demographics. I think that this brings America to the realization that all people are created equal and have opportunities to be in leadership positions.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
The op-ed piece on the debate about President Obama by Erin Aubry Kaplan ("African-American divide," June 22) seemed targeted for blacks readers only, but I decided to read it anyway. What I learned is, well, not much. Because I am not black, I cannot understand the conflict that Mr. Kaplan suggests exists over assimilation versus black nationalism. But I do understand that other ethnic groups appear not to have this type of conflict. It seems that these groups can do both by assimilating into American ideals while maintaining their ethnic culture.
NEWS
September 18, 1999
APARTMENT bombings that have killed about 300 people are unleashing worrisome outbursts of hatred in Russia. The country's top officials are fanning hysteria and crying for revenge. "We must stamp out this vermin," Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says of Chechen and Dagestani Islamic separatists whom he accuses of the bombings. "We should not whimper and whine, we all need to act decisively, determinedly and energetically." In another chilling harangue, the prime minister called for ethnic Russians to take revenge.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
The op-ed piece on the debate about President Obama by Erin Aubry Kaplan ("African-American divide," June 22) seemed targeted for blacks readers only, but I decided to read it anyway. What I learned is, well, not much. Because I am not black, I cannot understand the conflict that Mr. Kaplan suggests exists over assimilation versus black nationalism. But I do understand that other ethnic groups appear not to have this type of conflict. It seems that these groups can do both by assimilating into American ideals while maintaining their ethnic culture.
SPORTS
August 3, 2010
Different worlds Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen made a good point about Japanese players generally getting interpreters and Latin players generally not getting them. But Guillen overlooked the fact most teams offer English lessons to Spanish-speaking prospects as they come through academies in the Dominican Republic and rookie ball in the U.S. In contrast, Japanese players usually come to the major leagues after long careers in their homeland.
NEWS
By Nancy Langer | February 19, 2008
One year ago, I found myself fleeing a firefight out in the eastern deserts of Chad with Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Mr. Hosseini and I had traveled by World Food Program planes and Toyota truck for several days to meet with Darfur refugees who had found shelter in remote desert camps run by the U.N. High Commission for Refugees just across the Sudanese border. One day, rebels backed by the Sudanese regime in Khartoum attacked a camp we were in, and we had to run for our lives.
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By New York Times News Service | January 28, 2008
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Ethnically driven violence intensified in Kenya yesterday, and police officials said at least 19 people, including 11 children, were burned to death in a house by a mob. The country seems to be becoming increasingly unhinged, with even the Kenyan military, deployed for the first time, unable to stop the wave of revenge killings. More than 100 people have been killed in the past four days, many of them shot with arrows, burned or hacked with machetes. It is some of the worst fighting since a disputed election in December ignited long-simmering tensions that have so far claimed at least 750 lives.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | January 21, 2008
KERINGET, Kenya -- At first the violence seemed as spontaneous as it was shocking, with machete-wielding mobs hacking people to death and burning women and children alive in a country that was celebrated as one of Africa's most stable. But a closer look at what has unfolded in the past three weeks, since a deeply flawed election plunged Kenya into chaos, shows that some of the bloodletting that has left more than 650 people dead may have been premeditated and organized. Leaflets calling for ethnic killings mysteriously appeared before the voting.
NEWS
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun reporter | December 26, 2007
A gene mutation strongly identified with Jewish breast cancer patients has also turned up in a small but significant percentage of Hispanic patients, scientists are reporting today. In their study of more than 3,000 women with the disease, scientists also found a surprisingly high prevalence among young black women with breast cancer. The finding has led some oncologists to suggest genetic screening for patients of different ethnic groups, because carriers have a greater chance of recurrence and can pass that risk to their daughters.
NEWS
By Kaana Smith and Kaana Smith,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
Even with overcast skies threatening to rain and the uncomfortable humidity, they came.The hungry and the curious steadily flowed into downtown's War Memorial Plaza for Baltimore's first International Festival yesterday."
NEWS
March 23, 2003
CAN A COUNTRY be marched at gunpoint into democracy? Sure. There were a pair of brilliant examples 50 years ago, in Japan and Germany. But can Iraq follow their example? The Bush administration wants to think so, but Iraq is both more complicated and less of a real nation than either of those old Axis powers. Germany and Japan are ethnically very homogeneous and cohesive, and that makes a huge difference. A more instructive lesson might come from America's own South following the Civil War, where all it took was about 100 years before Washington was able to extend democracy to all ethnic groups.
NEWS
By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | November 27, 2007
Baltimore will set specific targets for how much money black- and Hispanic-owned subcontractors should receive from companies that bid on city work, under legislation unanimously approved by the City Council yesterday. The goals for specific racial or ethnic groups - as opposed to the general minority business thresholds Baltimore uses now - are part of an effort to update a 30-year-old program that city officials say has spread $500 million in business to minority firms in the past six years.
TRAVEL
November 12, 2006
HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. -- Skiers cut through a fresh dusting of snow, their skis hissing softly against the powder as they crisscross down the slopes, then grind to a halt at the icy base of the Sierra Summit resort where Richard Shimizu is taking a break. Although the ski resort is in Fresno County, where almost half the population is made up of minorities, most people crunching past Shimizu in their ski boots are white. It's a scene repeated in ski resorts across the country, where only three out of 20 skiers or snowboarders are minorities, according to marketing researchers.
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