According to a Greenpeace-Tweet racism ensues-a debate at Fridays For Future

FFF-activist Asuka Kähler says at the request of the news portal watson, the Problem is "quite large". Kähler continues: "The biggest Problem is that FFF c

According to a Greenpeace-Tweet racism ensues-a debate at Fridays For Future

FFF-activist Asuka Kähler says at the request of the news portal watson, the Problem is "quite large".

Kähler continues: "The biggest Problem is that FFF connection is capable of BIPoC/migrant people. The movement is characterised by and by know: to speak of the nature of the places, where will be taken to the academic level of education, the social Standard, and much more.“

racism debate to Fridays For the Future

Around the climate protection movement in Germany, has lit up in recent weeks, a racism debate.

the trigger was a Tweet by the environmental organization Greenpeace after a protest action in front of the coal-fired power plant IV. dates Of the action, had participated in the Bangladesh-born activist Tonny Nowshin. On the Greenpeace-Tweet with photos of the action was not to be seen, however. Nowshin made it to the public's attention and also Fridays for the Future, attested to a Problem with racism.

Luisa Neubauer: "wishes, we would be further reflected to be"

From watson Nowshin said for the Motivation behind their action: "It is important to me to make other allegations. It is important to me to be a Problem to criticize a problematic state.“

"I wish we would be more and reflected, which relates to racism and discrimination," says Luisa Neubauer, one of the most prominent German climate activist, about FFF. "We have catching up to do but as a climate movement quite a lot, to learn, to listen and to question. In voices, such as Tonny are so important. We are not allowed to leave the workup of a racist pattern, but the Black and PoC, but will have to consider which roles we take on.“

"ripens So slowly the realization"

Fridays, for the Future, now wants to take action against the Problem. "Now we begin to talk about racism within the movement, to reflect on our own behaviour", says the activist Line Niedeggen to watson.

You have about supporting the current protests against racism and police violence. "Some local groups doing Anti-racism Workshops, or read together, for example, the book 'Exit Racism' of Tupoka Ogette. Slowly the insight that the roots of the climate crisis are not so closely linked to racism, sexism, classism, and all the global injustices that it is not enough to talk about emissions Matures.“

According to Simon Teune by the Berlin Institute for protest research movement is within the FFF, the awareness of the Problem size. Teune says to watson: "The FFF to go according to my observation, very conscious of the exclusions that they produce. In addition to the discussion of racist Exclusions, there is also an ongoing debate about class as exclusion logic.“

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Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 14:26

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