There was much dispute among the organisers about the actions and speeches for the March on Washington. Today the march is the maybe most known event of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. However, other actions had much more results for the African-American struggle for equality.Continue reading “The Controversy around the March on Washington”
Malcolm X and Malik El-Shabazz – two names for the same person. Malcolm himself used both names and they reflect what defines him as a person and as an African-American. The name he stopped using was the name Malcolm Little.Continue reading “The Names of Malcolm X”
Malcolm X was assassinated when doing what he did best, giving a speech to empower African-Americans. At the rally on 25th February 1965, just after Malcolm had greeted the audience, three assassins shot him. Today Harlemites remember the Audubon Ballroom as the place of the assassination of Malcolm X.Continue reading “At the Audubon”
For months I had been reading about the modern Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X or the Freedom Riders drew me into the African-American heritage. But then reading was not enough and I wanted to see the places I had learned about.
Knowledge and participation for everyone. Cyber attacks and abuse of personal data. The Internet is a curse and a blessing, it is good and bad. The Internet is what people make of it.
Women who wear headscarves are denied jobs or are fired from their positions. The majority of these women are religious and wish to dress modestly. They see modesty as an integral part of their religious beliefs. In 2016 the Advocate General to the European Court of Justice states that current law allows employers to ban the headscarf under the condition they ban all visible political, philosophical and religious symbols. Probably this interpretation of the law will keep covering women out of the workforce against their wish. It will be an obstacle to make the workforce a picture of our society.
Continue reading “Let them cover their hair”