The German top court has made this friday a very happy one. Especially for all my Muslim sisters who were dreaming of becoming teachers.
Inspired by a conversation with a friend about her everyday struggles as a “teacher with immigration background”. Loved this reaction of hers.
"Immigration background" in it's semantic meaning has a nice flavour of "pluralism", however, in it's common connotation it's a term (in Germany basically reserved for descendents of "guest workers", you don't use it for descendents of British migrants for example) that clearly labels you as "foreign". The problem is that you can never get rid of being "different", through the "background" you will always be constructed as the "other", therefore never be able to finally "arrive" in the society you lived your whole life.
And in my case (been born in Tunisia by a German mother) it's even trickier.