For many years, the following example taken from a textbook was discussed in the classrooms throughout the state of North Rhine-Westphalia: “A Turkish father in Germany forces his daughter to marry the son of his dead brother without her consent so that the latter can obtain a residence permit for Germany and thus secure his existence.”
Recently, a class discussion in a high school in Siegburg triggered a storm of online outrage and subsequently a dispute as to whether the textbook needs to be rewritten. Some called the text racist, while others feared that substantive discussions of intercultural conflicts would become impossible at the school.
Where does racism start? We talk with Matthias Schulze, a school textbook author, about how our society needs to change and how teaching material can be critically analysed.
Moderation: Ralph Erdenberger

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  • Date:

    14. June 2022

  • Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 5 € (Endpreis)

  • COMEDIA Theater
    Roter Saal

    Vondelstraße 4-8
    50677 Köln

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    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair-accessible Available
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