Who's Afraid of the Bogeyman?

Non-Fiction, Current Affairs

This voice has been missing from the racism debate

The refugee crisis has reawakened fears and concerns in Germany about "foreign influences." At the same time, debates about political correctness and racism are getting more heated. The Corona pandemic with its consequences - global recession, rising poverty, wars, and migration - threatens to further exacerbate these conflicts. How can we deal sensibly with these challenges? The key to good coexistence, Asfa-Wossen Asserate argues, is the willingness to openly approach one another. Integration is a process; it will not work without impositions - especially when it comes to those who do not wish to be integrated.

• A new tone in the debate on racism: decisive, precise, authoritative
• A plea for a lively culture of debate

Asfa-Wossen Asserate
Who's Afraid of the Bogeyman?

This voice has been missing from the racism debate

The refugee crisis has reawakened fears and concerns in Germany about "foreign influences." At the same time, debates about political correctness and racism are getting more heated. The Corona pandemic with its consequences - global recession, rising poverty, wars, and migration - threatens to further exacerbate these conflicts. How can we deal sensibly with these challenges? The key to good coexistence, Asfa-Wossen Asserate argues, is the willingness to openly approach one another. Integration is a process; it will not work without impositions - especially when it comes to those who do not wish to be integrated.

• A new tone in the debate on racism: decisive, precise, authoritative
• A plea for a lively culture of debate

Bibliographic Data
160 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-26314-6
First published 2021