Devaluing people because of their appearance, their name, their culture, origin, or religion is part of human history. Starting with colonization, which divided people into different biological races with alleged "evidence", to the climax of devaluing certain groups of people during the time of National Socialism.
These examples have been behind us for quite a while now. Nevertheless, they have set the foundation for structures that have not yet been overcome. The result is people being classified and valued based on their appearance, culture, or religion. Racism is not just "bullying". It is a structural problem that leads to certain groups of people being discriminated in different ways. Discrimination manifests itself in unequal social and economic living conditions, in the exclusion of people, as well as verbal and physical violence.
In Germany, racism affects everyone who is not considered to belong to the white majority society. If people are judged not according to their individual abilities and characteristics, but as part of a supposedly homogeneous group, then this is racism. The Amadeu Antonio Foundation advocates a society that clearly identifies and combats racism and other forms of group-related enmity. Together with many partners, they fight for equality and a pluralistic community.
More about the project: https://www.amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de/ueber-uns/amadeu-antonio/