Black Perspectives in Research & Teaching in Germany

People of African descent have been living in what is now Germany for centuries. However, due to lack of quantitative survey data and insufficient qualitative research on their history and realities Black people in Germany have so far remained structurally invisible.

Their life experiences, which are characterized by anti-black racism and intersectional discrimination are barely recognized even in the public sector. This is reflected in the fact that Black people are almost never named publicly as a demographic and that adressing specific forms of anti-black racism is hardly a natural part of public anti discrimination programmes.

Within the framework of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) Each One Teach One (EOTO) eV is tasked to develop and implement empowerment strategies for Black people. The event series “Black perspectives in teaching and research” – consisting of a community workshop and scholarship day and an international scientific symposium, – EOTO takes an important step towards adressing these structural imbalances in Germany.

(c) EOTO