21 Nov. #Documentary #Screening & Discussion in #Berlin with Xart Splitta & Guest – Karin Louise Hermes

Where – Hasanheide 73, 10967 Berlin Time – 7pm-10pm Language– German & English (film & discussion) Cost – Donations accepted for facilities Facebook Event page   November is Native American Heritage Month, a national holiday in the USA. But there and here in Germany, the dehumanization and objectification of Indigenous peoples, and the minimization or erasure of […]

“Victims vs. Perpetrators”- The Dehumanization Connection #Halle #Shooting #Antisemitism #Racism #Germany

After the terrorist murders in Halle in Germany on Oct. 9th, where a lone white German gunner targeted a synagogue of members celebrating Yom Kippur, it’s no surprise the admitted connection and inspiration by the murdering of innocents in Christchurch. Another young white male, entitled and privileged, angry, who feels “others” are threatening and taking […]

#FEAR is the new Black – You’ve been Duped! aka Western society’s manipulation of Fear as Justification for Intolerance

A recent social media post by Johnnie Jae, one of the outstanding Native protagonists in our documentary, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” really hit the “nail on the head” of what major, life threatening issues we see in western society that are centered on rising racism, xenophobia and intolerance of all kinds. Johnnie […]

Encouraging, Supporting Positive Change Parts 1&2 PLUS Life Updates at a Native with African American Heritage

Part 1 (Written 3 weeks ago) In 2003, I returned to Germany after over almost three decades away. In the years since, I developed a very bittersweet view of Germany, by actually living and working outside of the sectors, places and professions where “foreigners” are more commonly seen or present. Not just visiting on occasion […]

Debating Whether Systemic Racism & Racist Practices are harmful or not? NO!

I’ve received many requests in the past weeks for comment on Karl May festivals, hobbyism and situations, as well as offers to sit panels debating hobbyism, cultural appropriation and exploitation. These include Bild, Stern and Bayern 2 radioWelt, some of the biggest news and media sources in Germany. I declined them ALL, for exactly the […]