Monday, January 19, 2009

Immigrants in Germany NPR

This NPR broadcast comes from Germany, where minorities are still fighting for their rights to this day. The first two interviewees make the point that Germans do not consider themselves to be racist in any way, yet their media says differently. Advertising is still pointed towards the white germans, and minorities are usually depicted as comical figures in the media. The most inspiring part, however, is when teenagers from an inner-city school created and performed a musical all about life in Germany through their eyes, the eyes of teens from immigrant decent. The students got a chance to travel all around the country, and while it may not seem like a big deal for some, most of the kids had never been out of their own region. Each student, immigrant, and those of immigrant decent are waiting for when they can be considered 'a German citizen'.

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