hi Scary Israel,
When i posted this I WAS NOT talking about the neo nazi groups....I know that extreme people exist in all societies and all nations....I was talking about impolite behaviour of normal local people against foriegners in europe...
It is accepted behaviour in their part of society.I know it because i was in europe long enough to notice it.
Most europeans know it but they deny it exists.
my respect for america grew when I came here from europe.The contrast is striking.
The racism in europe is an everyday affair...It starts with normal educated people refusing to accept you as part of their society...and trying to keep you off at every drop of a hat....
The news dosent say its an attack by Neo Nazi Youth....It was an attack by german townfolks against foriegners....not one from the crowd called the police.....it was the indians who called police from inside the pizzeria...
The german towns folks were standing outside shouting "foriegners out...".
"The Indians left the tent where the dance was being held but were then attacked by a number of Germans who chased them across the town's market place until they took shelter in a pizzeria run by an Indian. The owner let them in, but the mob tried to kick in the doors of the restaurants as a large crowd looked on. The restaurant owner's car was also seriously damaged.
Police arrived in force after one of the men called them from inside the restaurant, and the mayor of Mügeln, Gotthard Deuse, has been criticised for claiming that the attack wasn't racially motivated. "
IF you say this is a neo nazi attack...it will be denying facts....
(People in Germany treated us like any other couple, but he did point out subtle rascism in society that I did not notice before.)
I find it difficult to believe that people in germany treated you as a normal couple.
I do know that racism exists in all societies including india...but then the west is worst in its treatment of its immigrants.IT is worst in the treatment of blacks...They have no voice of their own except media and a few moderate germans.
who cares for the moderates anyway.
I know that if a black man sits in a train not many germans would prefer to sit beside him..same is the case with turkish.
Also most busses and trams the turkish or blacks or foriegners will occupy the last seats...its not explicit but you have to observe them...you will understand...somehow they have a way of brow beating you to the margins of their society.
You are not equal in their society.
You cannot travel europe without being looked down upon either by the tram conductor or a shop keeper or many of thier locals.
A women I worked with told me we dont want the turkish to do anything else apart from the work they already do now a days.Most turkish who built mordern germany live freely but that is as long as they accept this forced role on them by the german society.