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Racism in Germany - how bad is it?

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I just read a story on Spiegel online which shocked me: According to a new study, more than 14% of German teenagers can be considered as "anti-foreigners", while more than 5% fall into the category of the righ extreme with Nazi-tendencies.

Surprisingly, the bad reputation of foreigners seems to be higher in those regions with little foreigners (so those regions where people don't even know what they talk about!!!).

The original article is here: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,613844,00.h
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To me - this is just another example of human ignorance, but for a foreigners living in Germany, these numbers are pretty scary!

What are your opinions and personal experiences with the way Germans see foreigners?

  • Go to patrick eso's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Why this issue wouldn't go away is that the world we live in has been marred with double standard as an unheeding agender used by ignorance when they are not happy people.

  • Go to Karen Timber's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Racism is the cause of this is not skin color, and the human mind. That's why treatment for racial prejudice, xenophobia and intolerance should be found first and foremost in getting rid of misconceptions, http://livecustomwriting.com/blog/racism-today-essay-racism-
    and-xenophobia which for many centuries was the source of many misconceptions about the merits or vice versa about a lower position of the various groups of mankind.

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Spot on.. Germans generally have rather low EQ, and have very little or no awareness how they come across. Very little norms of politeness that exists are usually spoon-fed in Kindergarten, and they are usually part of social norms, and not to be confused with any genuine heartfelt warmth or affection.
    Additionally, Germans consider only and only racist hate crime as racism (that too not always), which means there is staggeringly high everyday casual racism (from housing / job market discrimination to death stares from elderly Germans)

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Spot on.. Germans generally have rather low EQ, and have very little or no awareness how they come across. Very little norms of politeness that exists are usually spoon-fed in Kindergarten, and they are usually part of social norms, and not to be confused with any genuine heartfelt warmth or affection.
    Additionally, Germans consider only and only racist hate crime as racism (that too not always), which means there is staggeringly high everyday casual racism (from housing / job market discrimination to death stares from elderly Germans)

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Spot on.. Germans generally have rather low EQ, and have very little or no awareness how they come across. Very little norms of politeness that exists are usually spoon-fed in Kindergarten, and they are usually part of social norms, and not to be confused with any genuine heartfelt warmth or affection.
    Additionally, Germans consider only and only racist hate crime as racism (that too not always), which means there is staggeringly high everyday casual racism (from housing / job market discrimination to death stares from elderly Germans)

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Spot on.. Germans generally have rather low EQ, and have very little or no awareness how they come across. Very little norms of politeness that exists are usually spoon-fed in Kindergarten, and they are usually part of social norms, and not to be confused with any genuine heartfelt warmth or affection.
    Additionally, Germans consider only and only racist hate crime as racism (that too not always), which means there is staggeringly high everyday casual racism (from housing / job market discrimination to death stares from elderly Germans)

  • NKBRD JDK

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    I live in Germany and have travelled a fair amount. I am Asian by nationality and I get stared at by Germans all the time, be it in a restaurant that Germans surmise foreigners can't afford, be it in the shopping mall... Germans still believe to be superior although they are socially the most handicapped people I have ever come across. Soft skills is a term literally unknown to them. If the English hadn't kicked their butt in the past, they wouldn't need to act tolerant at all right now. The posts here show- with all the nonsense about the fear of foreign and unknown being justifiable (IN CASE OF HUMANS) they have no internalization of the concept of tolerance and no real appreciation of diversity.

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

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    posted by  Ron Saxena in Germany forum 

    My comments were deleted by same people from Verfassungsschutz who deleted Neo Nazi records from database..
    What a shame...

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Verfassungsschutz" (the German equivalent of MI5) has been deleting data on the assorted Neonazi groups "by mistake" since 2010:

    http://http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/berliner-ve
    rfassungsschutz-liess-rechtsextremismus-akten-schreddern-a-8
    66981.html

  • Go to Ron Saxena's profile

    posted by  in Germany forum 

    Verfassungsschutz" (the German equivalent of MI5) has been deleting data on the assorted Neonazi groups "by mistake" since 2010:

    http://http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/berliner-ve
    rfassungsschutz-liess-rechtsextremismus-akten-schreddern-a-8
    66981.html

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