I stumbled on T.I’s new song “Warzone” and it replicated the scenes of the Afro-American people who were killed this year by white policemen. Their reasons apparently leaning more on racism than justice. Only than in his video, a racial reverse is happening: Caucasians are being killed by Afro-American policemen.
The racial issues in the States are very concerning.
During my teenager years, I dreamt of going to the States, but because of the racial issues they face, my eagerness has decreased. On social media, I recognised should the public be more based in the States the racial questions is asked sooner or later.
Which does not occur much often here in Germany. Possibly because there are fewer people with migration background than in the States. Although, the number has slightly increased with the refugees which are being taken care of. The AfD party has clearly shown its aversion to foreigners.
However, as a black person, I would not say there is no racism in Germany, but at least I am not led to think about it all the time. I am not always put in a situation where I have to evaluate what happened under the racial point of view. I have to highly stress that this is my point of view as I have heard of others who have made different experiences.
Racism exist also in Germany and is seems increasing. However, the racism which I have experienced is very passive, subtle and sarcastic, not easy to point at. I find it very hard to draw the line where the sarcasm end and racism starts. I prefer not put a lot of thought into it. It makes my life lighter. Maybe it is ignorance from my side. Next time I should be just blunt and ask the person: “Where do you draw the line in this case between sarcasm and racism?”
“The new racism is to deny that racism exists,” T.I., Warzone