Let's talk about racism
It's time to talk about anti-racism
There is a lot of talk about racism right now. As a non-affected person, do you have the feeling that it is not that easy to get started with the topic? Do you have questions but are not sure whom to address them to? Ask me - your diversity coach! In my workshop 'Let's Talk About Racism' you will find a safe space to ask your questions and to take the first steps towards thinking that is critical of racism.
Learn, listen, ask questions - now is the time!
Example of an agenda:
What is racism
What does PoC or BIPoC mean?
What are microagressions? What is everyday racism?
What is 'White Privilege'? What is being white?
What is an ally? What can be done specifically?
Feedback round & conclusion
Target group: A learning space for people with and without racism experience.
Duration: on request
Where: virtual zoom
Language: English or German
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The term black is a self-designation and does not refer to a person's biological characteristics, but to their position in a social construct. Black is capitalized to make it clear that it's not about skin color, but about a constructed assignment. Accordingly, being black does not mean to be assigned to an assumed 'ethnic group', but also to be connected to the common experience of racism
Doctors, philosophers, and anthropologists such as Bernier, Linne, Buffon or Kant divided people into races and derived stages of development based on skin color and assigned certain psychological characteristics to them. So people with darker skin color were worth less, less civilized, and more stupid than whites (Zerger, Johannes, 1997, What is racism ?: an introduction).
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BIPOC - Black Indigenous Person of Color
The term BIPOC is a self-designation and stands for Black, Indigenous, Person, or People of Color. He brings together almost all of those people who have experienced racism and acknowledges that not all non-white people are confronted with the same level of injustice. By specifically naming blacks and indigenous people by name, it recognizes that blacks and indigenous people face the dire consequences of systemic white supremacy, classism, and the consequences of colonialism.
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