SEN News Bites: 30 September – 6 October 2014 (02/10/2014) reports on the launch of a Race for Opportunity national campaign designed to address the persistent underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in leading business positions in the UK.

ABC News (03/10/2014) reports on a marked increase in plastic surgery procedures among ethnic minorities in the US and reflects on how these cosmetic operations might be linked to attempts to erase ethnic identity.

Myanmar Times (03/10/2014) reports on the confusion between religion and ethnicity in the recent Myanmar census and confirms the delayed publication of the sensitive, ethnicity-related data in May 2015.

William and Mary News (06/10/2014) features an interview with Professor Eric Han reflecting on the history and development of the Chinese community and a distinct Chinese identity in Yokohama. (06/10/2014) features an opinion piece on the relationship between the road to democracy and national holidays in South Africa.

The Japan Times (06/10/2014) features a piece on the capacity of Lebanon to act as a model for managing cultural diversity, pluralism and combatting radicalism in divided societies.


News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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