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Building bridges together

Around 25 percent of all people living in Freiburg have a migration background – many of them experience discrimination in their everyday lives. Associations in Freiburg are fighting for peaceful coexistence. But does this really help those people?  ”Nobody is free from discrimination and nobody is free from racism, no matter how open-minded you are”,…

Attention: police control!

Racism in the police is a very common problem. But where does it actually come from? And what is being done about it? A former policeman gives an insight into his earlier everyday life. “This is my country and you are only a guest here,” a policeman shouts at a woman while his colleague forcibly…

Hobbits, elves and Disney’s Arielle: More and more films and series are focusing on the representation of PoC

The reactions to so-called diverse casts in films and series like “Arielle, the Mermaid” and “Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” are drawing attention: on the one hand, there is great enthusiasm, on the other, incomprehension. How can this be explained? Stunned, thrilled and happy. These were the reactions full of emotions of many…

Is the university really as enlightened as it seems?

“Nazis out” stickers on laptops, anti-racism workshops and international cooking evenings – to the outside world, German universities seem to be a discrimination-free and enlightened place. Some would say: a place that is too “woke”. However, the university remains a white space: There are hardly any professors of colour and students of colour are met…

I am not your fetish

“Exotic”, “available” or “fiery” – girls and women of colour have to deal with these attributions every day. Not only in their dating life, but also on the street, at work and at school. How does that sexualisation feel for women when it is directly linked to racism? What can be done about it? And…

French – even under the palm trees?

Is Martinique an equal part of France or does the Caribbean island still have the status of a colony? Although Martinique officially belongs to France since 1946, this question is more explosive than ever. All around the world, territories of the former colonial empire are today part of France’s oversea’s territory. In these regions, the…

“Europeans, do your homework”

Despite the European enslavement, repression and dominance of African people and land, Europe and Africa maintain close economic and cultural relations. But these are not equal, because Europeans still seek to implement their dominance and defend their interests upon other countries. How can this uneven balance of power be overcome? This is what we asked…

“More than just looks”

In this film we are told a personal story. Perdita tells about the first and second time she met her father, who came from Cuba to the former GDR to coach its national team in shot put. He met Perdita’s mother and he returned to Cuba later on. During a telephone conversation, she gives an…

(Culinary) multiculturalism in Freiburg

Why do you exclude people who let you share their culture? Their dreams show that we are equal in one thing: We are human beings. Let’s open our eyes in the city and be grateful for our multicultural diversity!

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