Black Germans Say It’s Time to Look Inward

The Black Lives Matter movement saw shows of solidarity around the world this summer. In Germany, some feel there is a reluctance to acknowledge more local problems.

Published Oct. 4, 2020  by New York Times: Is It 'Natural'? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know - Peel Back The Label  Link > engl.

“Weiße Deutsche können nicht immer wieder auftauchen, wenn jemand in Amerika stirbt”, sagte Diana Arce, 38, Organisatorin von Black Lives Matter Berlin. „Sie sagen Black Lives Matter, aber sie weigern sich immer noch, wirklich vollständig zu untersuchen, was mit Oury Jalloh passiert ist. Hier gibt es bereits eine Geschichte der Gewalt. Es hat immer eine Geschichte von Gewalt gegeben. “ At least 15,000 people gathered to protest racism in Berlin on June 6. But people who work on anti-racism initiatives said the crowds seemed more eager to show solidarity with the United States than to self-reflect.

Credit…Mustafah Abdulaziz/National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists

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