White people who are well aware of what is going on claim the role of the reasonable one, of the referee, leaving them determining what is ‘right’. Mohamed Barrie The fourth session of the lecture series took Anousha Nzume’s book Hallo witte mensen as a starting point to reflect on the concept of ‘Whiteness’. NyanchamaMeer lezen over “Summary session 4: Learning how to see colour”
When talking about decolonization, the need is to stop talking about it and start doing it Syed Farid Alatas For the third session of the lecture series, Hoog Tijd joined forces with the Decolonial Studies Program of the University of the Philippines to tackle the subject of colonialism in academic knowledge production. We invited AincreMeer lezen over “Summary session 3: Hierarchies in academic knowledge production”
“Although Belgium’s colonial history has been largely forgotten by now, a closer look reveals it is still present in many places.” The building and immediate surroundings of the former Colonial University of Belgium may count as a prime example of such a site. During the second session of Hoog Tijd, historian Bas De Roo elucidatedMeer lezen over “Summary session 2: The colonial history of the University of Antwerp”
“One of the biggest consequences of the hijab ban is the normalisation of islamophobia. Everyone thinks it is normal. Even the most left-wing organisations, everyone thinks it is normal. We are normalising racism,” said Yasmina Akhandaf. This is just one of the quotes from the first session of the Hoog Tijd series, which makes clearMeer lezen over “Summary session 1: Islamophobia and local activism”
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