30.11.2017
Architectural Exclusion: Race and Class in the City

The layout and design of our cities excludes certain people from certain places and opportunities.

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01.04.2017
‘Sweet Dreams and Beautiful Nightmares’: Why Security is a Black and Brown Issue

The term ‘security’ is used as though it were neutral, but in fact it is underpinned by assumptions and prejudice, with some regarded as worthy of protection while ‘others’ are seen as threatening.

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05.02.2015
Tolerating Intolerance

An old friend once told me that being a decent person means having a guilty conscience. And there is enough to feel guilty about as 2015 unfolds. Ethical uncertainty over how a liberal society should deal with the intolerant has become strikingly evident following the murders of four French Jews in a kosher grocery and twelve editors and staff members of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine located in Paris, by partisans of al-Qaeda and, its rival, ISIS.

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16.01.2015
“Intolerance Must Not Be Tolerated” – Resistance to Pegida in Germany

Against the backdrop of the Pegida protests, politicians in Germany must finally recognise that Islamophobia is a form of racism. Unfortunately, most decision-makers in this country are still a long way off doing that, says Armin Langer, co-ordinator of the Salaam-Shalom initiative in the Berlin district of Neukölln.

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01.04.2014
The Dutch Far-right Stumbles

Once again, the Dutch politician Geert Wilders and his far-right party, the PVV (Freedom Party), found themselves in the headlines. At an election meeting Wilders made racist remarks and stood by them. It is a distasteful development that will have consequences beyond the Netherlands.

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17.12.2013
Power to the People

Nelson Mandela personified the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and became a worldwide symbol of hope in the face of discrimination. Although apartheid was ended, racism and discrimination still remain present in our society, and that needs to be remembered.

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