Current antiracist education in Germany is mostly directed towards members of the majority society and conceived in their perspective. In practice, perspectives of minority member or People of Color are marginalized or not taken into account. Considering this shortcoming, it is necessary for minority members to build independent, «safe» spaces to work openly on racism and conceive – in the sense of empowerment – strategies of action. The text draws on some examples from practice to describe possibilities of opening spaces of empowerment. Still, what remains most necessary is to denounce discrimination of People of Color publicly and to share instruments and strategies to claim legitimate rights with people experiencing discrimination.
Empowerment as a strategy of action against racism