We demand airtime at Bayern 3 for a program on anti-Asian racism!

We demand airtime at Bayern 3 for a program on anti-Asian racism!

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Thea Suh started this petition to bayern 3

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"For this you will vacation in North Korea for the next 20 years."
This is a sentence from a Bayern 3 broadcast. The Bayern 3 presenter Matuschik had addressed the South Korean band BTS in his broadcast. In addition to very personal and also racist insults, he compared the band BTS directly with a deadly virus. The comparison of Asian-read people with the Covid19 virus is a big topic in times of the pandemic and racist attacks against Asian-read people worldwide. Everywhere, but not in Germany.

This incident and the reactions of the German media have shown that the problem, anti-Asian racism, is not perceived enough. This is because the reporting only insufficiently addresses the issue. Asian-Germans are still invisible.

I am Thea, a doctoral student in musicology with a focus on Korea. I am writing here as a private person, as one of the many Asian-Germans who are affected by racism in Germany. Warm words do not help me. Actions help me. I see that this incident can serve to really learn. You, Bayern 3, could take the first step towards this. You only have to want to do it.

This petition would like to achieve that Bayern 3 treats the topic anti-Asian racism in a special broadcast and as a forerunner for other media institutions, finally deals with why Asian-read people are dehumanized, faded out and not taken seriously by so many media creators.

Even those who do supposedly good things can act racist. But one can "unlearn" internalized racism. If one has the will to do so.

I urge Bayern 3 to really learn from this case and support Asian-Germans. Give Asian-German issues a voice: make a special broadcast on anti-Asian racism! We demand airtime for the NGOs Korientation.de and ichbinkeinvirus.org on Bayern 3 - for our special broadcast on the topic of anti-Asian racism!

#Bayern3Racist

 

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