Transatlantic Experiences and Perspectives of Black Germans of the Post-War Generation
Edited By Marion Kraft
The Silence (Thomas Usleber)
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Obviously, Germany has no clue: What is denied cannot be true Instead of naming violence there’s only silence Schools preach social competence Children should develop hence But if they refuse compliance: Just silence Politicians make up a balance: In Germany rules tolerance But houses burning, violence Just silence One loves to believe the media Incidents have decreased this year But when they rise Just silence Those who say it loud and clear: “no, I’m not a racist, dear” When asked for alliance retreat to silence where racism is evident they say they do not comprehend and in their defiance prefer silence They are praised for activism But confronted with racism ← 391 | 392 → They lower their heads in silence But behind all those backs racists deck out with flags and proudly rise from the silence.
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