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The journalist and political scientist Gilda Sahebi shows in her clear analysis: Everyone thinks racist. This has nothing to do with extremism. Rather, it is a consequence of political and social structures that shape thinking and action.


Where majority and minority societies meet, racist thought patterns and structures almost inevitably form - unless you consciously take action against them. In Germany you don't do that. The racism “accusation”: It is dismissed. It is better to be outraged than to have a serious debate and solve real problems.

Gilda Sahebi analyzes the specifics of German racism. To do this, she looks back to the German Empire and traces the common threads of racist thinking that run from then to the debates of today. It shows how we constantly perpetuate racist and divisive narratives, teach ourselves racism again and again - and thus endanger democracy.

Gilda Sahebi, born in Iran and raised in Germany, is a trained doctor and studied political science. She works as a freelance journalist with a focus on anti-Semitism and racism, women's rights, the Middle East and science. She is an author for “taz” and “Spiegel” and works for ARD, among others. Since the death of Jina Mahsa Amini and the protest movement that followed, she has been tirelessly reporting on events in Iran. She explains and classifies things via her social media channels and as a conversation partner on various talk shows. This makes her one of the most important voices about Iran. “Focus” named her one of the “100 Women of the Year” in 2022, and “Medium Magazine” named her Journalist of the Year in the Politics section.


(Program in German)

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April 2024
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