Monday, March 2, 2009

Being black in Germany

Being black in Germany. If you always wanted to know what it’s like being a black German person living in Germany, then this is a video you must see. In the video writer and cross-cultural scholar Nguvi Kahiha explains the full spectrum of the black diaspora in Germany. He looks at the historical influx of blacks, which started over 400 years ago and shifts focus to the current Afro-German culture and past African-American presence in Germany, which includes W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Colin Powell. Nguvi Kahiha has a black African father and a white German mother

Some quotes:

“You are German or you are not. And since your black your not German anyway.”

“Afro-German are German born blacks with one parent African-American or African decent and another parent German decent. And blacks who have both black parent but are born into the German culture.”

“Historically, Afro-German where socially and culturally disconnected from the German society.”

Watch: Being Black in Germany

9 Comments:

Rebekka Pierre said...

Can't wait to watch this when I get home.. thank you for posting this.

Anonymous said...

we are born what GOD wanted us to be, we had no choice in the matter, none of us knew what we were going to be, so people should get over it and start loving one another for what we were born to be just like God said in his word, because if we take hate to the grave we will answer to God for it, god loves all his creation and we should learn to do the same.

karl-steinacker said...

Question: Did Nguvi Kahiha ever finish/publish his book?

Afro-Europe said...

Karl, I have no idea. But his profile on the internet, so you can contact him.

Johnny Thunder said...

Ok, I want to post a comment...I'm a 20 yr old Black male living in America..Listen Im so sick of hearing "Racist, Racism, We were done wrong"...Quite frankly I'm tired of it...If majority of Black People around the world just get it in there minds that skin color is not relevant even though it might be it will still make things easier..I mean it's both sides white and black, I mean seriously it's primitive human instinct to adapt to circumstances and different situations to survive and when you complain "oh the police stopped me because I'm black" thats for lack of better words horse shit grow a pair of balls and deal with it, if your doing the right thing seriously what can they do to you..Abosolutely nothing, I carry myself in an respectable, and intelligent matter so I have no problems race to me means nothing now...whatever happended in the past, happended in the past it has no direct and even indirect relevance to times now...So to every one out there black or not stop being a little wimp and deal with I am not saying go and fight every white person you see but don't let them bulldoze through you learn to destroy or confront somebody with rhetoric and intelligence and not fist...Seriously people get a grip and intergrate it's not that bad...That doesn't mean forget your roots but seriously is crying about it, you know it's doesn't help anybody...Anybody welcome to respond please..

Afro-Europe said...

Johnny Thunder, I don't think that every black person complains about racism, but it's there and thus relevant to talk about it. Racism is not only white versus black, but also black versus black. But I agree with you that you shoudn't be to oversensitive.

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Anonymous said...

I think Johnny thunder has major issues. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Black people talking about racism. It is what it is and it will continue to be. It has nothing to do with how well you carry yourself. And when you make a statement like that are you saying carry yourself in a way that Whites are pleased with. Come on man you must be kidding me! You don’t have to do anything to get pulled over by a white police officer. You don’t have to do anything to get shot because you’re Black. You don’t have to do anything to be lied on because you are Black. Or some lady says she was raped by a Black man, so the police in the town go after every Black man. Then come to find out she was lying. Now if you’re as intelligent as you say you are you would know what you believe is nonsense. And if you really believe that the past have no relevance to today…man you really have no clue. Talking about racism helps others who deal with it on a daily basis. It does not mean they are wimps! You can close your eyes to whatever you like….but it’s still there. You can hide in your little world and think because you may have a few friends who are non Black. I’m just saying! And why is it that I always hear/read about a Black person talking about integration??? You never hear white people talking about it, because they don’t want it. But we Blacks always seem to think it’s better for us to be a part of their world. Not so…. It’s never going to happen, just look at the state of the world today! Yeah it would be nice if we could live in a world without hate…never going to be. Hate has been around since the beginning of time and it’s not going anywhere soon. I’m not against non Blacks but I’m no one’s fool…can you say the same? You can think because you may have an education you are exempt from what goes on in this world every day. Ask Henry Louis Gates! And you can be as sick of racism as you and I both are. But that won’t make it go away! I think I lot of Blacks has their head so far up the white mans azz that they can’t see straight. Meaning simply stop letting others dictate how you feel and how you should act. Stop trying to please others and think with your own mind. Stop letting what you see and hear in the media dictate who you are as a Black person. Black people are amazing….and we are extremely strong and wise and smart. But you don’t hear much about that. You only hear the negative and it’s obvious to me that you feel for everything they say hook….line and sinker!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lastly as a Black American man… if you think that most things are not about race you are delusional!! Look at President Obama!! He has been opposed since day one. It has nothing to do with his policies, but more so because he is a Black man is in the WHITE HOUSE. Hope this makes sense @ work and typing like a mad man.lol! Just had to comment!!
Kevin

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that blacks arrived in Germany 400years ago. I am a German South African.....my family arrived in SA 6 generations ago. I am a South African and I was born in SA...now the government sees me as a "colonialist of a special type"....I have to pay taxes yet I have no more legal rights in this country. And there is a "white" genocide happening in my country...According to International Genocide Watch what is happening in SA to whites is currently being compared to what happened to Jews in nazi Germany....and also what happened in Rwanda. The matter has been brought before the European Parliament, and they are now starting to question why they are donating so much money to SA. http://www.genocidewatch.org/southafrica.html

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