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Racism

Individual Racism: Individual racism can include face-to-face or covert actions toward a person that intentionally express prejudice, hate or bias based on race.

Structural Racism: A system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time.  Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic and political systems in which we all exist.
(The Aspen Institute, https://assets.aspeninstitute.org/content/uploads/files/content/docs/rcc/RCC-Structural-Racism-Glossary.pdf, 7.5.20)

The links give an overview of the topic of racism (in Germany).

What?! I'm not racist!

Everyday Racism

...is a subtle and widespread form of racism that is often underestimated. In the following you will find explanations and field reports on the subject of everyday racism.

Everyday Racism in Germany, redfish

Wie wehrt man sich gegen verletzende Sprüche oder Geschichtsrelativierung?, zeitonline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corona und Anti-Asian racism

Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, cases of anti-Asian racism have also been increasingly observed in Germany. The following link will take you to a page that provide information on the topic. On social medie, the hastags #iamnotavirus or #imnotavirus also are being used to share experiences.

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An example for anti-Asian racism at the UoC: On the way to university: "All Asians eat bat and dog. Now they are bringing corona to us. And one of them is riding here with us in the bus."

Experiences of racism at the UoC

The #unboxingdiscrimination campaign collects and shares experiences and observations of racism at the UoC. If you too would like to share something, please click here.