Racism

Declaration of Insanity

Three years ago, I came to Germany as a student. As of a year ago, I started working in Hamburg as an outreach social worker. In my daily personal and professional interactions, I experience firsthand and witness racist macro- and micro-aggressions, be they subtle, systematic, well intended or backhanded. In the following text, I try to reflect on these aggressions, on the phrases I heard that have stayed with me and still occupy me, and on the violent space that Germany – and Europe – has become.

I am no longer able to remain sane in the face of systematic violence.

Racism and Human rights: the continuous fight of Sudanese Asylums Seekers and Refugees with UNHCR in Lebanon

 

عن يلي صار ب ٥ حزيران ٢٠١١

كان لازم يكون في مسيرة للحدود اللبنانية من بعد

شكلي سوري: مع انو سوريا بتبعد ٢ساعة عن بيروت

كل مرة بكون قاعدي مع رفقاتي يلي ما بيعرفو إنو أنا سورية

On living in Lebanon and not looking Lebanese or “clearly” European.

So… last week, I was with my friend from Bangladesh, having returned from a walk together back into the shelter’s living room. A woman I had never seen before, who was staying there, looked at us and smiled. I extended my hand and said, “Hi, how are you, I’m Lioba.”

How Do You Say “Hello Women” in Filipino?

I have no idea. And yet I went down to Dawra and Bourj Hammoud on Sunday with a few of my feminist friends to talk to migrant women in Lebanon about the problems they face.

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