Topic: Collidoscope Berlin
Why feminism and hijab go together
Donald Trump will soon take over the most (seemingly) powerful office in the United States. In just one month, Vogue will launch its first ever Arabia edition. These two events are related – by hijab.
When the law demands “integration”
Until now, immigration policy in Germany has followed a pathway defined by residency, employment, and citizenship restrictions. Put another way, policy has been concerned with 3 primary questions: Who is allowed to stay, who is allowed to work, and who is, ultimately, allowed to participate fully in the political process of the Federal Republic.
Ramadan with Neighbours: It’s about showing up
Many of the world's cities teem with fasting bodies during the 30-odd days of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan - the holiest month in Islam. About 300,000 Muslims live in Berlin: that makes for a lot of hungry individuals during the holy month.
“Not our women” after Cologne
Middle class and low-income white men are suffering from “broken hearts”, Bill Clinton told a crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters this month.
German identity: with wings, roots and sweaty hands
“Punctual. Exact. Productive. Closed off. Careful. Inflexible. Humorless.” And some “Goethe” and “Einstein” thrown in for good measure.
Berlin through the eyes of the homeless
In Berlin they are especially visible on the U-Bahn. They wait for the subway doors to close before they address the car with a rehearsed speech: “Excuse the interruption, I am one of Berlin's annoying homeless people...”.
Why Holocaust remembrance is good for immigrants
In 2005, Germany officially became an immigration country.
Prejudice with condiments
Understanding Schwabenhass, gentrification, and the East-West divide.
The many meanings of multiculturalism
If you put the German word Multikulti into Google Images, the many different representations, interpretations, and applications of the word appear in a humorous montage only the inter-webs could produce.