BALOTELLI Media Racism in Sport or Colonial Stereotypes. Media Against Racism Africa Germany – Black German Diaspora Perspectives on Balotellis representation in the context of the German Media Portrayal and its roots in colonial stereotypes.
Balotelli has become the most prominent figure of the European soccer championship 2012. What are the cultural subtexts underneath the imagery and texts produced by the mainstream media to cover Balotelli. Are the images racist or do they have to be read as a continuation of how German colonial sterotypes traditionally were used to downgrade Africans and the African Diaspora before…?
In the frame of the EU financed congress MEDIA AGAINST RACISM (MARS) @ RBB Berlin AFROTAK TV cyberNomads produced this short feature on RACISM IN SPORTS AND THE MEDIA applying postcolonial Black German Perspectives of Empowernment – copyright AFROTAK TV cyberNomads 2012.