It is our duty to help build up an anti-racist campus and to support our BIPOC*-students or students of self-identified ethnic and racial minorities to feel safe to take up and/or continue their studies in Erfurt.
We as the student council, therefore want to raise awareness about racism 1) as everyday experiences and 2) as a structural phenomenon, both of which can shape the life of many of our students. We feel deeply sorry for the victim of the violence, and every student who has been affected by this and similar experiences. This horrific incident again shows us that being a non-racist is not enough, anti-racism work is vital for the saftey and wellbeing of many of our students, which we - as the student body - commit to continuously work on, to build a better and safer university, and by extension, a safer society for all.
You can find our statement in full length on the right.