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31 August 2009

Russian Racism

This just blew my mind. I was watching the BBC earlier this afternoon when I saw a report on racism in Russia. The story led off with the candidacy of an African immigrant who is running for political office. This was followed up with an astounding statistic.

According to the BBC, 60% of all Africans living in Moscow have been attacked in racially motivated attacks. SIXTY PERCENT! These are figures that would make the Ku Klux Klan proud. The Klan did not pull that off that kind of statistic in their heyday in the United States.

This statistic is absolutely mind-boggling. There are at least 10,000 African immigrants living in Moscow. Thus, if this is accurate, then approximately 6,000 have been assaulted. So much for the socialist spirit that permeated Russia during the early days of the Bolshevik Revolution. To be honest, this story gives me the megrims. There goes my desire to see and explore the capital city of Russia!

For the entire story, check out BBC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I also watched a documentary about African students who live in Russia. I was so shocked. I could not believe that.Some mixed couples were aggressed. Some African students aggressed to death.Some Russian students threw them some feces, urine from the top of the building, laughing etc. Then I was so shocked that I started to wonder if those people lack civilization? They should be ashamed of their attitude. This documentary made me realizing that Russia will never be a list of the countries of the world that I would like to visit one day. What a shame!!! we are in 2010 and they still act this way!!? What a shame for racist people of the world they should hide their faces somewhere. Who aid that one race is superior to an other? Where is it written? What sad legacy for those racist countries