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A Literary Retrospective: Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain

Raja-Léon Hamann starts his new article series on the novels of James Baldwin with the author's earliest work, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," diving deep into the work's themes of motherhood and transgenerational struggles.

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‘Festival of the M***’: Germany’s ongoing struggle with endemic racism

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Raja-Leon Hamann explores the racist and colonialist implications of the city festival of Eisenberg, Thuringia being renamed as the M*****fest or Festival of the M***.

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Microaggressions and love as a foreigner in Leipzig

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"It was here that I met... some of my dearest friends. (...) At the same time, Leipzig is the first city I've lived where I've come to recognize microaggressions for what they are, as they surface in random, mundane moments of my daily life."

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Black Lives Matter protesters ponder a Leipzig branch

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"It is not enough for German nationals to focus solely on the evils of racism in the United States while their own homes are left in disarray. (...) When emotion fades, when the tears run dry... we’re left with a mission." #BLM #Leipzig

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Opinion: multiple dimensions of structural racism

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"Communities whose members, for diverse historical reasons such as segregation, are often unable to acquire the necessary high skills to get a job with decent wages in the service sector, end up in a cycle of reproduction of poverty. They are victims of creative destruction." #BlackLivesMatter

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Is “Hidden Figures” too rosy a picture?

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As characters in this acclaimed movie, the white people are mostly background, who barely react in the midst of the revolution these women bring into their segregated bubble.

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