Black Lives Matter Stuttgart Germany Protest.

Kachi Bob Ogoh
Posted July 13, 2020 from Nigeria

I will forever cherish 13th of June 2020! My Girl Friend and I hosted a peaceful BLM DEMO in Stuttgart Germany with over 2000 demonstrators on ground to show their supports.

Racism to me is pandemic and I feel sick to my stomach each time i experience or witness it. I live with my family in Germany where to some people is a "Racist Country" but I usually say to people that Racism is everywhere. I had wished moving from Germany to the US or UK a place where I would be able to walk down the street without people staring at me but the worst came when my then 3yr old daughter became a victim of racial discrimination at Liverpool Airport which prompted me to convince my husband to have a change of mind for us to stay back in Germany and fight Racism. My kids have had their own personal experiences both in schools,Play parks etc and I thank God for giving them the mental strength to withstand the trauma. There was a day my daughter back from school and told us that a schoolmate asked if her blood was RED, I told her that "Nobody has the right to make her feel as less than human and she should stand TALL without being intimidated by cowards" luckily my daughter was interviewed by our local Media on our DEMO which was a lifetime experience for her. We demand an end to Racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time!!

You can watch my interview and Demo highlights via this link ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=7qwRsCQhptI&feature=youtu.be&fb...

SAG ZU RASSISMUS!!! SAY NO TO RACISM!!

This story was submitted in response to Black Lives Matter.

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Jill Langhus
Jul 13
Jul 13

Hi Kachi,

Welcome to World Pulse! Wow! This is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your event and work. I'm sorry that your daughter and your family have to live with this kind of behavior, but I am glad that more and more people are being challenged now to look at their behavior, take responsibility and that racism, and hopefully, sexism, too, won't be tolerated more and more. Any kind of bias, or that matter. Collectively we can do better.

I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning about your mission and orphanage, too.

Kachi Bob Ogoh
Jul 13
Jul 13

Thank you Jill. I appreciate and surely you would see more post from me. :)

Jill Langhus
Jul 13
Jul 13

You're welcome!

Great, dear:-) Looking forward to it!

Hope you have a good week!

Kachi Bob Ogoh
Jul 13
Jul 13

Sure, you too Sis

Jill Langhus
Jul 15
Jul 15

Thank you!! XX

Nini Mappo
Jul 14
Jul 14

Congratulations and well done Kachi on organising such a successful demonstration. How affirming to have had so many turn up to support this cause and stand by you! Good on you for speaking up not only for your children, but also for so many people of colour across the world.

I’m sorry that for you racism has hit so close to home with your daughter, and glad that you are teaching your children to not let another person’s perception of them define who they are. Go mama!

I am somewhat in the same boat with you, raising multi-ethnic children in a primarily white cultural environment. One thing I found liberating was when I realised that I didn’t want my children to be angry about racism before they can do something about it. This led me to approach any racial slurs my child brings home from the child’s perspective. What did they think of the comment/what did it make them feel? What do they see is right/wrong with it? Etc... This stops me from reacting and instead help them to connect with/address any internal conflict and teach them how they might respond (verbally/emotionally) if it happens again.
My children are young though, so for them it’s often that they are confused by the questions or statements and need me to teach them more about the world. And the white children asking the questions (sometimes to me also) often do so out of curiosity, confusion and ignorance while trying to place people of colour in their white context without any intent to be racist.
I expect that racism might become more personal as my children grow older, but until then I can give them values and equip them to be educators and champions against it, just as you are so passionately doing!

Of course, it is very challenging and uncomfortable for us as parents when we cannot protect our children out there. So we armour them up at home, and send them off in hope.

All the best mama, both in nurturing your children in a culture that might be hostile, and in all else that gives your life purpose.

Remember to stay sparkly;)

Whoa, Ninni dear! You're a great Encourager. Please join us on the Encourager Program and this upcoming Encourager Party, July 31.

Great job, dear.

Nini Mappo
Jul 16
Jul 16

Thank you, Karen. That is generous of you!

Nini Mappo
Jul 14
Jul 14

Oh and welcome to World Pulse!
I'm a newbie here too, still exploring this amazing platform and figuring out how things are done here..

Hello, Kachi,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy that a new voice from Germany is rising up and is actively fighting against racism!

How courageous you are to be living in a place where you feel discriminated. Congratulations on organizing a BLM demo! You're children's voices need to be heard, too. Kudos to you for raising strong and resilient children!

We're happy you're here. Please keep on writing. We love to know more about you.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Anita Shrestha
Jul 15
Jul 15

Thank you for sharing

Arem
Jul 17
Jul 17

Hi Kachi,
Hope you're well. Well done to you and your friend for organising a peaceful BLM demonstration! I hope you have started to see some change.
Your daughter is blessed to have you as a mother. You're strong, inspirational, and paving the way for much needed change!
I look forward to reading more of your stories.
Take care.

Pam A
Jul 22
Jul 22

You truly are an inspiration! Thank you for using your voice!! Your children and this community are lucky to have you!!!