The violent protests against refugees in the eastern German town of Heidenau have become a worldwide symbol of “the ugly German”. The mayor of Heidenau Jürgen Opitz, however, has taken a stand against extreme right-wing hatred in his town.
As Black Lives Matter protests persist worldwide, a German study reveals that discrimination against people based on their ethnic origin has increased. The report warns of serious consequences for society.
After a 10-year-old Afghan boy was hit with a plastic round, police in Chemnitz are probing whether there was a "xenophobic motive." The city made headlines in 2018 when far-right mobs chased down refugees in the city.
Prosecutors said "racism and xenophobia" were decisive in the suspect's motive to kill German CDU politician Walter Lübcke. Authorities also charged a man for helping train the suspected murderer to use guns.
Alberto Adriano, a black African man living in Germany, was beaten to death by neo-Nazis. Two decades later, people often ask whether racism actually exists in Germany, even as racial discrimination is on the rise.
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