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Beyond #refugeeswelcome: The Spectre of Racist Violence and Lessons from Refugee Resistance in Germany

Blog by Joshua Kwesi Aikins and Daniel Bendix

Beyond #refugeeswelcome: The Spectre of Racist Violence and Lessons from Refugee Resistance in Germany

Refugee Protests in Berlin

This essay traces the current debate about refugees in Germany by contrasting Germany’s recent history of racist violence and limitations of asylum laws with the resistance and agency of refugee movements across Germany. The essay   ‘welcome culture’ towards refugees,  increase in the arson attacks on Lager, and the tightening of the asylum-policies in provoking ways….’It is important to look at both reasons for people to flee and the racism they experience in Germany. In doing so, the status quo of self-congratulatory parternalistic help can be transcended towards a dialogical, political solidarity’   Link: Beyond #refugeeswelcome: The Spectre of Racist Violence and Lessons from Refugee Resistance in Germany


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