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Report blows the lid on ‘extensive’ racial discrimination in Germany

Afrozensus is first broad survey of nation’s black community and reveals ‘no area of life’ is unaffected by racism

Carolynn Look

Black people living in Germany face pervasive issues with racism and discrimination, according to a survey which marks the first wide-scale effort to tally the community’s experiences.

“The results of the Afrozensus indicate that anti-black racism is widespread in Germany and anchored in institutions,” the report said. “There is no area of life in which discrimination and racism are not extensive problems.”

The survey, which was jointly organised by a Berlin-based black community group called Each One Teach One and Citizens for Europe, offers some of the first insights into the more than 1-million people living in Germany with an African background. It surveyed close to 6,000 respondents between July and September 2020...

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