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."