PapaScott I like big blogs and I cannot lie! 🐘

Too Many Adjectives

If you've been in Germany too long, sometimes you forget to notice the problems that the mainstream German press has reporting about race. raskal trippin noted the reporting on a racist beating in Potsdam.

from the 4 sentence description on the news in Brandenburg (Berliner Zeitung):
"schwarze Deutscher"/ black German
"fremdenfeinlichen Hintergrund" /xenophobic background
"gebürtige Äethopier" /Ethopian-born

As she says, the story should simply read "Ernyas M., a 37-year-old man from Potsdam, was attacked in a racially motivated hate crime". Everything else is irrelevant.

comments powered by Disqus