Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Show civil courage - Austrian and American Anti-Racism videos


Video: Airplain
Woman: "I can't sit here, it's an affront."
Steward: "It's really an affront that 'you' have to sit here. That's why we have a replacement seat for you in the business class."

The video is from the Austrian Anti-Racism organisation ZARA, which I spotted on the FB of Black Germans. ZARA wants to enhance civil courage and promote an Austrian society free of racism. The next video is also from the organisation.

Video:Muslim woman

Men: "Can't you speak German, go back to your country."

But the 'victims' in the Zara videos look a little bit passive.

The next videos are American videos.

This video is entitled "What Would You Do? Racism In An Upscale Store". ABCNews shot a video in a Soho boutique where a racist clerk and security guard harassed a black shopper. They wanted to see if fellow shoppers would do anything to stop the harassment.



And maybe this is what you should do.


2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    thanks for uploading these clips. Shame about the last one in the elevator. I think it unfortunately creates a negative image of the African-American guy. Representations of angry and violent recipients of racism does little to challenge racist attitudes, especially those founded on fear.

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  2. Hi Anonymous, thanks for your comment. You're right "Representations of angry and violent recipients of racism does little to challenge racist attitudes, especially those founded on fear."

    But as you know, he was just thinking about it.

    Although I wonder if in this case she was clutching her purse out of fear, or just to insult. Someone called it, the free pass to openly discriminate against black people. Just like the free pass to treat every Muslim as potential terrorist if he or she is carrying a bag.

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