Tag Archives: Apartheid

For Whites Only? Return of looted bones to Namibia behind closed doors

[Update to this blog post under Receipt of Bones Boycotted].

Joint Press Release of the International NGO Alliance “Genocide has no statute of limitations!” and the Central Council of the African Community in Germany

For Whites Only?

Germany excludes descendants of colonized people and critical public from return of further stolen bones to Namibia in Berlin Charité. 120 NGOs demand apology and reparations for colonial land theft and genocide in Namibia. Central Council of the African Community in Germany demands return of all bones and cultural treasures appropriated in Africa.

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Dear White People

“Settler Sister” Gillian Schutte started the year with a letter to her white fellow citizens and thus once again flared up the debate in South Africa about historical responsibility and the strategies of anti-racist and decolonial struggles. In their response, Black Consciousness activists Athi-Nangamso Esther Nkopo and Andile Mngxitama criticize Schutte for producing herself as the good white woman and suggesting that whiteness can be individually discarded or transformed into a good, anti-racist whiteness. Jackie Shandu’s critique is more directed at blacks who are celebrating Schutte and thus indulging their longing for the white messiah rather than fighting their own battles. Here is a collection of many worthwhile comments in response to the letter and on the debate as a whole. Schutte then also spoke up again yesterday. Such politically engaged and intellectually high quality debate in the mainstream press … And all that is left for us to do is to get angry about the thin-board drilling in Zeit and Spiegel.