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April 01, 2012



I am ambivalent to the ruling. For sure this ruling and subsequent checks of foreign-looking people will alienate them from perceiving themselves as real citizens and consequently undermine national unity.

On the other hand Germany does not have a long term immigration history (meaning way more than half a century), so as a matter of fact you do have a higher likelihood of identifying an illegal by going after the looks of people.
Also I assume this practice will find the support of the majority in Germany, so it would strengthen the ethnic unity among the original German populace.

So I guess he decision is what is more important to you: Equality and national unity against public order and ethnic unity among original Germans.


*So I guess the decision is


As we learned last century, promoting "ethnic unity among the original Germans" is a REALLY bad idea.

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