What’s It Like To Be Black or Dark Skinned in Russia? | Public Radio International


Moscow reporter Charles Maynes says Russians are generally supportive of the victims of shootings — law enforcement and civilians — however in many cases the Russian government is fostering a different reaction.

“I think there is this sense of their own problems, and to distract from them [the Russian government] tends to celebrate some of America’s problems,” Maynes said.

Russia has a racism and violence problem of its own, though the schism in Russia is different.

People from the Caucasus are called “blacks” as a derogatory term, even though many of them don’t have dark skin.Boston Globe reporter David Filipov said he used to get profiled in Russia during the Chechen wars because of his dark features.

Source: What does it mean to be black in Russia? | Public Radio International

Advertisements

Author: Geo Gee

I'm a curious one that finds politics, social issues, and diverse progressive solutions interesting. I believe information and education are the most powerful weapons one can arm himself with. Those two dynamics alone open the doors to opportunities. I also subscribe to each one teach one for a better world for all.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s