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Why Germany can't quit its racist Native American problem

 

February 27, 2020

Across the country, Germans spent the past week celebrating Carnival, known for its parades, drinking, and colorful costumes ahead of the Lenten fast. There is a pervasive attitude that for these five days, Germans can shed their rigid cultural norms and adopt an "anything goes" policy.

Every year, pictures of some of the more racist trappings of Carnival, such as the use of blackface or "Chinese" costumes complete with conical hat, tend to face backlash both from mainstream culture and the country's growing Asian and Afro-German communities.

https://www.dw.com/en/why-germany-cant-quit-its-racist-native-american-problem/a-52546068

 

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