racism in Germany is omnipresent. In everyday life, in sometimes mundane situations, the unequal treatment of citizens of non-German origin are noticeable. Because on some subliminal way you will show that you are a second class person.
This experience of the dark-skinned native of Hamburg, Audrey K. had to do it again in an everyday Situation.racism incident in Hamburg: photo booth can take pictures of dark-skinned Audrey K.
In December of last year, Audrey K. intends to apply for, according to "NDR" at Hamburg in the country of operation, traffic (TCAS) in the Mitte district, an international driver's licence. To date, she has brought all the documents, only a biometric passport photo is missing. Since the authority is a photo machine in the hallway, wants a hamburger, there fast a make.
However, at the hesitant reaction of the competent clerk Audrey K. realizes that something is wrong. "There is a Problem with your skin could be color," said the employee, according to "taz". Because the machine would not work in the case of dark-skinned people."hamburger" on racism incident: "I was shocked"
Shortly after the warning, the clerk holds true: The hamburger gets any photos. According to the "taz" has the photo you do not machine recognized as a motive. Due to the lack of image of the driver's license is unnecessary and Audrey K. must schedule a new appointment.
In the initial sadness and anger mixed: "I was shocked that it is apparently normal and okay and nothing is done", she says to "NDR".racism in Hamburg: discrimination of Black seems to be in purchase
That dark-Skinned are almost excluded, of course, of the use of the machine, is not to understand for Audrey K.: "It makes me sad that this is taken into account that black people make an appointment, possibly for many in the private and/or professional area, co-ordinate and then again must come, without that in this particular Situation from your side will be discussed," she writes.Hamburger land transport is taking photo vending machine from the network
But the incident makes the TCAS are relatively cold. Sober, the authority stated that a lighting error for the Problem was responsible. Only half a year later, when the Department of interior makes turning the responsibility for the TCAS to the authority for transport and Mobility, is done.
"The TCAS can very well understand that people feel due to incorrect photo booth discriminated against," says Dennis Krämer, spokesman for the transport authority to "NDR". The humiliating incident when TCAS is simply unacceptable. to avoid
such incidents in the future, have switched off, the authority, in consultation with the TCA Board of management of the photo booth for the time being. It is only when the faulty illumination is fixed and the device works perfectly again, will be the use of the machines possible.a hamburger, Audrey K.: the fight against everyday racism is not over yet
For Audrey K. this is a step in the right direction. "I'm glad of that, of course," she says in an interview with the "NDR". Nevertheless, the fight against everyday racism is not yet over. "Racism should always be on the Agenda," she warns him. Also, if it is seemingly mundane situations – such as the Making of pictures in the photo booth.
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