Eddie Bruce-Jones, Black Lives and German Exceptionalism (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

Critical Race Studies, Race, Ethics + Power

Black Lives and German Exceptionalism

This presentation will address the issues of institutional and structural racism in Europe by using the legal situation of racism in Germany, and specifically racism against Black people, as a lens.  The paper will touch upon discursive, linguistic and legal concepts that highlight the specificity of the German context as well as continuities in approaches across Europe.  Ultimately, the paper argues that, contrary to a persistent notion that ‘race’ is a US-American obsession ill-fitted to European social life, race is a useful analytical category for understanding exclusion in Europe and that the structural dimension of racism must be acknowledged in order to address the pervasive forms of racism that affect the daily lives and interests of all of Europe’s residents.

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Eddie Bruce-Jones
Birkbeck, University of London

School of Law

Thu, Oct 22, 2020
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin