About the Project
Prejudice against individual social groups, such as racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, or anti-Semitism, is widespread – even into the mainstream of society. Scientists speak of "group-focused enmity" (GFE) as well as "group-based rejection." In young people, new, youth-specific sides of rejection are being seen from fringe groups considered weak.
Youth scenes that can be clearly classified and described as extreme right-wing are increasingly being replaced by heterogeneous groups of young people with diffuse prejudicial attitudes.
Many people active in youth social work are helpless in the battle against this heterogeneity and the attitudes of group-based rejection. With the Rückgrat (backbone) project, we want to strengthen and train them for their daily work.