In order to combat anti-black racism and deal with the colonial past locally, this motion (NR.283) calls on the magistrate to:
– identify suitable places and formats to deal with Germany’s colonial history. In particular, the genocide of the Herero and Nama in “German Southwest Africa”, which in 2024 will be 120 years ago. This part of our history should be dealt with in public spaces and in youth education.
– to list square and street names with reference to colonialism in order to enable a critical visualisation and education through plaques, QR codes or the like and, in particularly drastic cases, consider renaming them. Furthermore, the City Council recognises the N-word and the M-word as racist, discriminatory and condemnable.