Racism has many faces, each depending on the specific context, era, history and location. At the same time, racism always pursues the same goal, which is to maintain white power and dominance. Examining racism from a critical perspective fosters self-reflection with regard to factors such as privilege.

This thematic area investigates the manifestations anti-Black racism, anti-Muslim racism, anti-Gypsyism/anti-Roma discrimination, anti-Asian racism and other forms of racism. The focus here is on explanatory approaches as well as on pedagogical and artistic strategies in the fight against discrimination and racism. Prevention and intervention are the key terms.

What is racism? Where and how does racism manifest itself? What strategies against discrimination and racism promise to achieve tangible results?

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2009)

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Thematic Areas Stories of MigrationEmpowermentHistoryPedagogical Expertise

Types of Media Videos & FilmsLiterary TextsContributions from Science

Fields of action Civil Society

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Multidirectional Memory and Entangled (Hi)stories

How are memories told? What memories are shared? How does the hegemonic, and “overwhelmingly national perspective” deal with the challenge that more stories and memories demand entry into historiography and public memory?

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