prior to the broadcasting of the outrage was that in the "Arena" on the topic of "Now we're talking Black" three of the four main guests are white. And also after the broadcast went over the Airwaves, tears not from the criticism. During the discussion the in the back row set Juso-member Angela Addo to the Protocol was not to be about the participation of a white SVP-a representative in the first row has been informed. "You have to tell me the truth," she said in front of the cameras. Sandro Brotz (50) have denied this allegation in an Interview with LOOK.
Sandro Brotz: We considered the topic of racism as important and relevant, and a total of five black people to get a word in, three – of them in the Studio itself. In contrast, the three white guests were in the Studio, and switching. In addition, I have replaced – and that was planned from the beginning, so the round is still in the item itself, to make precisely this problem of visibility on the subject.
I can understand the criticism in the sense that the expectation was obviously a different one, and I regret that. Even more than that it is our clear intention was to give black people a voice – both in the main round as well as in the so-called Loge and in the case of the connected actors as a footballer, Manuel Akanji.
this is not The case, and I reject these accusations in the Form. Angela Addo, one of us has experienced, both verbally and in the written invitation that Gabriella Binkert is the President of the SVP Val Müstair. She was also informed about all of the other guests and their functions. Our aim was to demonstrate that there is within the Community of the black people also have different views about how against racism to proceed. Gabriella Binkert was not primarily as an SVP representative was not invited – as in the case of Angela Addo your Juso-membership in the center stand. It was my intention to bring the audience and two women with completely different life stories closer.
We have spoken in advance of the shipment – as this happens in every "Arena" – intensive of all possible forms of the composition of the round. For me it was Central, that black people can share their experiences with racism and approaches in the fight against racism will be discussed. That in an "Arena" of course, all democratically legitimized forces, and it is self-evident.
Completely agree that people of other races are affected by racism. That would be a show for itself. Our focus, however, was the debate which arose after the brutal death of George Floyd, also in Switzerland.
I take the controversial discussion about it, of course, aware of and seriously. Again: We wanted to record with this "Arena" is a current debate and a sign. That this is not the public only in this way, hurts me also for the Team of the "Arena".
You can make any broadcast better. I'm self-critical enough, to the now to the discussion were points, and when the next shipments are included. It was clear to me that racism is a challenging topic for the "Arena". This should not, and can not stop us from debating it. To me, it was important that the participants talk to each other and to each other. This is, unfortunately, succeeded only in part.Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 07:47