Hochinteressanter Off-Topic Beitrag von A. E. Larsen, einem meiner Lieblingsblogger. Bitte lesen. Und während Ihr das lest, fragt Euch doch mal, wie oft Ihr in letzter Zeit Berichte über Kriminalität von „Flüchtlingen“ oder „südländisch aussehenden Menschen“ gelesen habt. Wer glaubt, das läge daran, dass diese Menschen besonders oft kriminell würden, schaue zum Beispiel hier.
Very interesting off-topic post by A. E. Larsen, one of my favourite bloggers. Please read. And while reading, ask yourself (if you live in Germany), how often you have read about crimes commited by „refugees“ or „southernish looking people“ lately. Whoever thinks, this results from these people commiting crimes remarkably often, look here.
An Historian Goes to the Movies
I live in Milwaukee, and over the past day or so, I’ve gotten calls and textmessages from friends and relatives elsewhere wanting to know what’s happening in Milwaukee. The riot that broke out on the night of Saturday, August 13th has made headlines around the planet.
This blog isn’t about politics. But I’m a scholar, and at the moment, my professional research is focused on student violenceat the University of Oxford in the Middle Ages, so I tend to notice things about riots these days. And while I’m a medievalist and not a scholar of contemporary America, I think I have something to add to the discussion about the riots in my home city. So I hope you can forgive me for digressing from my normal topic of historical movies for a post. As a scholar, I feel I have a duty tooffer the perspective my research provideson contemporary…
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