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  •  "I'm just a German grandma" (6+ / 0-)
    Nobody would guess his story, and now he's just another citizen.
    When I was in college in Germany, I watched a musical about xenophobia and discrimination. In it, a Turkish teenager challenges his German friend to disguise and live as a Turk for a week.

    At some point in the play, the German teenager's grandmother breaks out in song and sings that in her youth she was a Polish refugee and faced the same challenges as her grandson's friend. Now, however, she is simply a German grandma, and no one thinks otherwise.

    261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    by MaikeH on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:45:04 PM PST

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    •  Slightly off-topic, (1+ / 0-)
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      Dbug

      but another fantastic German video lampooning German racism:

      Some background: "Schwarzfahrer" literally means "Black Rider" but is the term used to refer to someone who rides without buying a ticket, which carries a HUGE fine.

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        LeftyAce

        I knew right away the old woman would be caught without a ticket, but how that happened came as a surprise.

        Btw, Neger is the equivalent of Negro, not the other n-word. Not that the woman wasn't offensive enough already.

        261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

        by MaikeH on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:04:02 AM PST

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