Issue II/2022 - Black and white thinking

Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)




Editorial

About the culture wars

by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

Our editor-in-chief takes a look at the current issue.

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Exclusionary tactics

von Ute Frevert

When today's conversations about history turn political, they can stray into virtue signalling territory. That gets in the way of genuine and democratic debate.

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White thinking

by Lilian Thuram

The basis of white supremacy is a way of thinking, one that says the colour of one's skin makes one human being better or worse than other human beings. Even as a successful professional, the author was unable to escape it.

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Topic: Black and white thinking

Where do we stand now?

by Julia Neumann

Discrimination, hate crime, equality: Where was progress seen over the past years and what more needs to be done?

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“Diversity is not an end in itself”

in conversation with Karen Attiah

Many voices are still not to be found in the mainstream media. Journalist Karen Attiah discusses how debates around cancel culture are accelerating our debates around diversity. A conversation

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Topic: Black and white thinking

“Do you want a bodyguard?”

by Lale Gül

Threatened from all sides, the young author Lale Gül is paying a high price for her self-determinat­ion

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World report

What we don't remember

by Doris Akrap, Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

The war in Ukraine, a pandemic that never ends: This may not be the best time for the new European Capital of Culture cities to present themselves to the world. Novi Sad in Serbia and Kaunas in Lithuania are going ahead anyway. And both metropolises are approaching the question of their own urban histories in very different ways.

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Books

Who deserves a seat at the negotiating table?

by Delara Burkhardt

The future of foreign policy is feminist, says activist and author Kristina Lunz in her new book. But what is she actually talking about?

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