Personalities who marked the history of Geneva were also proponents of the racist theses that were popular in the nineteenth century.e century. The city is studying how to do her duty of remembering.
It is, after all, just a round table, but one that can be counted on. This Thursday, the city is organizing a debate at MEG with the title Racial heritage in the cities: erasing, contextualizing, or rethinking history?. Commenting on the presentation, we read that on the initiative of Mayor Sami Kanaan, the city of Geneva wishes «Open the discussion and begin to collectively reflect on its colonial heritage and promote in the public space the personalities whose actions can be discussed from the angle of racism and colonialism.».
We feel the chosen words, but the question arises: Has everything been said about certain figures we honor in the city, with the names of the streets, the busts, and even the building of names? Or celebrate these charactersAnd the Who have no doubt œWorking for the influence of Geneva, does it give us only a partial and constructive account of history?