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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

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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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Western nonsense

by Alexander Finiarel

If there’s one topic that unites both Russia's opposition activists and the supporters of the state, it’s the debate about cancel culture and what some Russians call “new ethics”.

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

He, She, They

by Stephanie von Hayek

All over the world, language is changing. Gender politics are a big talking point and in order to name new non-binary and other gender identities, all sorts of linguistic experiments are being undertaken. These include returning to historical forms and creating completely new variants. Some examples:

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Changing our mindset

in conversation with Svenja Flaßpöhler, Naika Foroutan

Who has the right to speak and what can be said? The philosopher Svenja Flaßpöhler and the sociologist Naika Foroutan discuss inclusive language, and the fight for equality. A conversation.

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

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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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

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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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

With respect

by Maaza Mengiste

How to write about things you haven’t experienced yourself.

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

“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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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

“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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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Where communication is chaotic

by Nicole Curato

How can social media guarantee that their digital spaces are democratic? A proposal.

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Critical thinking

by Sharmaine Lovegrove

For a long time, diversity was not an issue in many literary publishing houses. Suddenly everyone wants diversity. About an industry in transition

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Feminist, lesbian, politician

by Lucía Riojas Martínez

With liberal positions on abortion and diversity, I became a congresswoman in Mexico - and a target of hatred

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

“We are constantly misrepresented”

in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

Have we forgotten how to argue? Racism researcher Ibram x. Kendi on polarized debates, personal hostility and his own prejudices. A conversation

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Having a voice

by Lubi Barre

From a Somalian childhood to reading books in Paris and writing in Germany: On why I had to learn a foreign language to express myself freely.

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

I'm used to feeling unsafe

by Bridget Liang

What “Safe Spaces” mean for people who face discrimination - and how we can make them obsolete.

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

Art is immoral

by Ariana Harwicz

A new generation of cultural workers is adapting to ideological norms. This spells the end of creativity.

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