19 February: Critical Whiteness

On Friday, February 19th, we took part in the commemoration of anniversary of the shootings in Hanau. We want to stand in solidarity with the victim’s relatives and friends and demand memory, justice, complete clarification, and consequences together with them.

In remembrance of Ferhat Unvar, Hamza Kurtović, Said Nesar Hashemi, Vili Viorel Păun, Mercedes Kierpacz, Kaloyan Velkov, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Sedat Gürbüz, and Gökhan Gültekin.

We stand up against structural racism and racist violence. Especially as white people, who have the privilege to decide whether to deal with (anti-)racism or not, we want to do a critical analysis of our own white privileges in the Klima Café. Recognising white privileges is important for white people to understand racism. Only with anti-racism you can fight for climate justice. Climate justice stands for intersectionality and we need to understand that social injustice, discrimination, and racism are problems of the climate crisis. Even more so, those problems are increased by the climate crisis.

That’s why we also want to use the Klima Café to reflect our whiteness and learn more about critical whiteness and anti-racism. The following sources were very helpful for us to get a better understanding about these issues:


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