July Tool-Kit: Colourism

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, following on from June’s tool-kit on “whiteness” and allyship, ERIF shares discussions on the complicated and problematic idea of “mixed-raceness”, as well as critical essays … More July Tool-Kit: Colourism

June Tool-Kit: “Whiteness” & Allyship

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we share tools that examine whiteness, power dynamics and offer points of advice on how to become an effective ally. Don’t get us wrong – … More June Tool-Kit: “Whiteness” & Allyship

May Tool-Kit: Being a person of colour in Europe

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we share essays, articles and tools related to the experience(s) of being a person of colour in Europe, contributing to a pan-European discourse and dialogue … More May Tool-Kit: Being a person of colour in Europe

Living in Limbo: the disintegration and psychiatrization of immigrants of African descent in Switzerland

by Jeff Makana From 2011 to 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland I undertook a project on the invisibility of immigrants in conjunction with Espace Mozaik, an association working with immigrants and survivors of torture. There, I interviewed immigrants from different backgrounds on the barriers to integration in Switzerland. Below follows a reflection on the issue of … More Living in Limbo: the disintegration and psychiatrization of immigrants of African descent in Switzerland

April Tool-Kit: De-colonial Analyses

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we offer some enriching and empowering de-colonial tools and essays for you to share and use yourself, too! *** An Apology is Not Enough: Germany, … More April Tool-Kit: De-colonial Analyses

March Tool-Kit: Digital Developments

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month we share news of recent technological inventions that have been developed to combat racism as well as materials discussing how racist ideas inform the development … More March Tool-Kit: Digital Developments

Sinterklaas Brand & Product report 2019: Smudged Cheeks and Middle Fingers

Nederlands | Français | Deutsch The European Race and Imagery Foundation’s (ERIF) annual Brand & Product report charts the evolution and relevance of the (Zwarte) Piet character, alongside the development of discussions on race, racism and inclusion, specific to the Netherlands. Our fourth report, providing coverage of the 2018-2019 discussion, can be downloaded via our … More Sinterklaas Brand & Product report 2019: Smudged Cheeks and Middle Fingers