Germany’s Knowledge of Racist Past Has Blinded It to Racist Present (Quartz)


In an opinion piece published by Quartz, Associate Professor of German Veronika Fuechtner writes that Germany has done a remarkable job of examining and reflecting upon its past, but has a large blind spot: its current-day racism.

“If it’s not addressed,” she writes, “with the same degree of care, sensitivity, and reflection that is directed towards the past, Germany will continue marginalizing and alienating large parts of its own population to much social and economic detriment.”

“Germany needs a new language for dealing with racism,” she writes, “one that advances the idea of a diverse Germany.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 1/4/13 by Quartz.

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