There is a paradoxical nature to Maltese acceptance of others, that underlies discrimination based on political identity. The outcast is the one who questions the economic homogeneity of Maltese society. The ultimate other is a person who criticises the neoliberal system adopted by consecutive Maltese administrations.
Malta’s language question has been a subject of an ongoing debate for over a century. Today, our native tongue might be appropriated for some sinister purposes. How can we support the use of the Maltese language while not letting it become a tool of xenophobia and racial exclusion?
Beyond the rhetoric of wellbeing, equality and social prosperity, there are many in our society who are pushed to the margins on the basis of the colour of their skin, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, disability, or lack of access to wealth and other resources. Or because we make it difficult for them to […]