Selective solidarity

By Melody Hansen Switch to German for original article

Racism plays a role in the war in Ukraine. It affects the whole of Europe and stretches from the Polish border to Luxembourg. Three activists - two from Poland and one from Luxembourg - talk about how discrimination manifests itself and what we can do about it.

Reports of BIPOC (Black, Indeginous, People of Colour) who are not allowed to board a train, are forced to remain in the cold for days at a border or are even pushed out of moving vehicles are interspersed with the terrible news that reaches us daily from Ukraine. Racist statements like "We are not in Iraq or Afghanistan … This is a relatively civilised, relatively European city", are used as a matter of course by reporters in public.

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