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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

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The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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Racial terror and remembrance: beyond a single story

in Glocal/History/Politics
Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)
Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)

An American scholar in Leipzig asks: What can the US learn from Germany’s successful experience memorializing its atrocities? #NeverAgain

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No more racists: is that like whistling in the wind?

in Arts/Opinion
Chicago resident Emmett Till was visiting his grandparents in Mississippi when he was the victim of a racist murder.

Emmett Til, the face that launched the Civil Rights Movement.

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#Black Lives Matter: understanding structural racism

in Politics/Society
Rodney King after being beaten by police officers.

Recent events in the United States have us asking questions. We are not talking about a few rogue racist cops here.

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