Students in the German city of Mainz want a local company's logo featuring an African man removed. It's part of a larger discussion about race and tradition in Europe.
German candy producer Haribo to take liquorice sweets that are shaped like ethnic masks and faces off the Swedish and Danish market. Other countries are struggling with products and logos considered racist as well. (22.01.2014)
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has drawn criticism after he appeared at a charity event with a blackened face. Reynders has been accused of racial insensitivity and ignoring his country's colonial past. (19.03.2015)
A ruling by a court in Amsterdam that "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete" is a racist caricature that can be banned from public celebrations has been overturned. The figure has been increasingly controversial in past years. (12.11.2014)
In the Netherlands, the tradition of Sinterklaas and his assistant, Black Pete, has been part of Dutch tradition for more than 150 years. But now, Black Pete is being seen by some as racist. (18.11.2013)
Harmless Christmas tradition or a a celebration of racism? The black-faced helper of Saint Nikolaus, "Black Pete," has been a subject of debate for years. A UN statement on the subject has stirred up passions once more. (28.10.2013)
As support for extremist ideologies and populism becomes more visible worldwide, media and social networks face increasing criticism. But experts say this is just an easy excuse that covers up more complex social issues.
A particular excerpt of the DW documentary "Afro.Germany" went viral: the touching testimony of one of the oldest Afro-Germans born in Berlin. Here's what can be learned from social media users' hundreds of reactions.
The so-called Identitarian Movement's popularity is growing in Germany following a series of high-profile public demonstrations. DW's Sumi Somaskanda talked with two prominent members about the group's goals.
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