'How can I claim Ethiopia as my country when they oppress my people?' | KUOW News and Information

'How can I claim Ethiopia as my country when they oppress my people?'

Aug 8, 2016

"Wiping someone's identity away ... is very dangerous."

That's how many Oromos feel. On our podcast today, Oromos in Seattle talk about being Oromo in America and their fears about the current human rights violations against Oromos in Ethiopia. 


Oromos are the largest ethnic group in East Africa, and many are currently protesting against an Ethiopian government plan that would displace them from their land. 

More reading from Human Rights Watch: "Such a Brutal Crackdown:' Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia's Oromo Protests."

This podcast was produced in RadioActive's Intro to Journalism Workshop for 16-18-year-olds. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.