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Demonstrations against police violence
ARD talk show by Anne Will: Protests take place worldwide as a result of the tragic death of George Floyd. US President Donald Trump could almost be escalating in the election campaign.
The incomprehensible crime of Minneapolis when the late American George Floyd was harassed by four police officers lying on the ground has the subject Police violence and
racism brought into public focus around the world. In many countries, people take to the streets to stand up for the rights of colored people.
“Black lives matter” is also chanted in demonstrations in Germany. While the protests in Germany are relatively peaceful, the situation is different in the United States. The TV talk on “Anne Will” on June 7th was related to the US: It was not just about racism, but rather about the context in which US President Donald Trump wanted to take advantage of the unrest among the people for his purposes. Program title: “Protests against police violence and racism – how much responsibility does President Trump have?”
Anne Will’s TV editorial team gave in to the impulse to cross the social unrest in the context of the justice debate with a perennial favorite of political talk shows: President Donald Trump * and his chances in the US election campaign 2020 *.
Journalist Samira El Ouassil was struck by the memorable description that Trump was an “anti-president of the unified states”. The 73-year-old is concerned with polarizing instead of wanting to unite a culturally and sociologically divided country – as it was under predecessor Barack Obama
was the case.
Nonetheless, Donald Trump is a “one-man plague”, which the police in Washington cleared the way for demonstrators to visit a well-known evangelical church on foot to take pictures with a Bible in hand leave – a media-effective undertaking, the group agrees.
So was with “Anne Will” the beat of the importance of incidents around the violent George Floyd dies predefined for the most powerful man in the world – and analyzed the reaction in the form of a perfidious strategy by Donald Trump.
This inevitably led to the Causes of racism were not at the center of the process. The America connection was maintained for a few minutes at the end of the program. The ARD however, did not make the widespread mistake of not inviting anyone who is affected by the problem: it was a multi-cultural round, with the author Alice Hasters someone with dark skin and African roots was also a guest.
An opportunity was given at the Political talk show but not noticed: asking those involved about their personal experiences with inequality in the course of their foreign origin. over Racism in the United States Alice Hasters had a lot to say, however. The 30-year-old also emphasized that Donald Trump had neither brought racism to the United States nor racist police violence. A statement that is backed up by an interesting statistic in a feature film: The hope that under Barack Obama Relationship between blacks and whites would not improve. Instead, the opposite is apparently the case: “In a US survey in 2009, 66 percent of those surveyed described the ratio as good. In summer 2016, 69 percent said the relationship was bad. “
For them, the George Floyd case takes one special dynamics because it was particularly black people who were hit hardest by the US corona pandemic: “in terms of unemployment, but also fatalities,” she says.
Tongues on the scale for a possible re-election of Donald Trump could be rioting in the wake of the protest waves. The movement “Black lives matter” had already started to appear in the states in 2012, but escalations of violence and looting have torpedoed the issue of more justice, as journalist Christoph von Marschall explained. According to his intentions, these would have prevented things Equality between population groups would have done more than before. Von Marshal sees two other facts that are significant for Trump’s re-election: the early end of the Corona crisis* as well as fixing the economic problemsthat the United States is struggling with.
Like the man who worked for the US from 2005 to 2013 Daily mirror Trump describes the issue of police violence, the mobilization of his voters in autumn to the urn bring to. If this succeeds better than the opposing faction, the re-election is realistic, “although he actually doesn’t have the majority of the Americans behind him”. Trump would particularly benefit if social unrest divided the country.
Cem Ozdemir jumps in on the previous speaker and explains how Trump is doing * that there is unrest in the US, police officers are attacked and violence is used. As a result, the President would position himself as the one for “Law and order” worry. In addition, the Greens politician paints a dramatic scenario from North America on the wall: “Right-wing radicals are already saying, let’s shoot the police so that we get even more unrest.” The politician warns about the Escalations in the United States: “I would expect that a lot can still happen.”
Look in time.
For Deutsche Welle author Stefan Simons, who was even shot at by US policemen, is beginning to “stink the fish from the head” – according to him, the police are becoming increasingly authoritarian. For him, it is a “Trump paradigm” and a development that is being promoted nationwide to intimidate the population. The journalist has been living in the United States for 20 years, and describes how police violence against his profession and the population has increased, as well as “militarization of the police *” in many countries causing displeasure.
A productive dialogue was held by Marshal and Hasters about the origin of the Racism problem in the States: As explained by Marschall, he missed the aspect that there are significantly higher crime rates within the “Black Community”. Using the “hen and egg” principle, Hasters countered that 400 years of racism and fewer human rights would inevitably mean that there were separate groups where “black people are crammed together and do not have sufficient access to education”. This results in sequelae such as “self-organization and gang crime because they are based on themselves”, as the media representative explains.
The last minutes at “Anne Will” (ARD) was then swung up Racism in Germany – a thematic endeavor that could ultimately have been saved in the context of the program: Too different on several levels? Samira El Ouassil seems to see it at least similarly: “Racism here is completely different” – and justifies it with Germany’s social and cultural background.
Conclusion: The TV talk in First one dealt with the burgeoning police violence under US president Donald Trump and how this could serve as a possible instrument for his re-election. The emotional topic was worked up objectively by those present, the theses substantiated. To what extent can the structural problem in the states be solved in the medium term?
* Merkur.de is an offer from the nationwide Ippen Digital editors network
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