Tune in June 2nd, our interview by Claudia Friedrich will be part of the (LINK) WDR Zeitzeichen broadcast on “The Indian Citizenship Act”. Make a note to listen in on topics of racism, white supremacist ideology and tokenism, all of which involves Germany’s problematic treatment of Native peoples and cultures today. All intersecting with and part of the rise of normalization of racism and nationalism BIPOC, German and foreign alike, are faced with daily…and which harms everyone. It continues systems of inequality, injustice and oppression.
Sentiments of, “Germany has suffered enough! (due to censure over the European Holocaust). How dare anyone criticize or take away our right to use Natives for self-gratification and teach these practices to our children!” ….Which harms other children. Go figure. Recent events showed this on a national level when politicians & vehement others were outraged when a kindergarten dared to restrict children dressing up as Indians! They said its their inherited culture to do so! White supremacist ideology is your culture? Much work to be done in Germany, and western society as a whole.
Photo shared from the WDR webpage.