Friday, May 19, 2006

So Is Germany Racist?

Der Spiegel is never afraid of the tough stories: Two days after a former government spokesman caused a furor in Germany by saying out loud what most Germans believe in private -- that non-white World Cup fans should probably keep out of certain provincial towns -- the debate is still on German minds. "There are small and medium-sized towns in (the eastern state of) Brandenburg, as well as elsewhere, which I would advise a visitor of another skin color to avoid going to," Uwe-Karsten Heye said on Wednesday in an interview on German public radio. "It is possible he wouldn't get out alive."


Anonymous said...

Thank you for mentioning Kevin Site's article. A copy of my comment on Kevin Site's website:

My name is Christine Egger, and I'm writing with a suggestion for those who would like to send money to Yubaraj Khakada. We can have a direct, positive impact on the life of this child by giving him and his family the funds that would allow him to go back to school. I’d like to coordinate the effort to do that, working with each of you to select either the right individual or service (such as,, etc.) to deliver the money to Yubaraj’s family. There are larger issues at play than the life of one boy and it's important to support the many nonprofits that do good work in Nepal, *and* we can follow our hearts and make a direct impact on the life of this one child, too. I invite you to email me at (that's not an organization; it's just me).

It will take time to make this happen, but it can be done and it will be worthwhile. Let’s get started. – Christine Egger, MSc International Development (Nepal focus), Michigan State University

Christine Egger said...

Visit to learn how a small group of people ACTED on their desire to help Yubaraj, the boy in Kevin Sites' article "Street Dance." We've lined up the resources necessary to help him and need your donation. Please become a part of this, and together we'll make a tremendous difference in this boy's life. Thank you!