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)
Activists wanted the court to block broadcasters from showing the character's "racist characteristics." One broadcaster justified airing images of Black Pete because he goes "down the chimney a lot."
Fake Coca-Cola and McDonald's advertisements criticizing the far-right Alternative for Germany are springing up around the country. The punchline? It has forced a number of well-known brands to take political stands.
On the back of the Mesut Özil affair, young Germans with immigrant backgrounds are making their voice heard online. #MeTwo is hoping to be for immigrants and their descendants what #MeToo has been for women.
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