Germany's so-called 'integration courses' are supposed to teach new arrivals the basics of local language, life and culture to help them find a job and become active members of their adopted society. But why aren't these classes working? Read more

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Back to school! Here's our 13-page special on learning in Berlin with a guide to bilingual education, Germany's failing integration concept and coming out as trans in school. Also: prepping for the end, writing workshops, Chilly Gonzales and more... Read more

INTERVIEW: A "Turkxit", 'Multikulti is dead'... fearless comedian Baydar – and her character Jilet Ayse – has a lot to say about the situation of Turkish-Germans today. See for yourself at show "Ghettolektual" through Aug 17 at Bar Jeder Vernuft. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Duc Ngo Ngoc’s semi-fictional "Obst und Gemüse" explores how a German can integrate... into a Vietnamese fruit and vegetable stand. Catch it at EXBlicks on Mon, Mar 26, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. Read more


Everything that the anti-Islam protests in Dresden are demanding is already in place in Germany. Read more

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Call center

Photo by West Midlands Police (Flickr CC)

Call centre surveys are obviously a brilliant way to gain insight into Germany's Muslim community, says Konrad. Or not. Read more

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Jacinta Nandi wants to have Deniz Yücel's babies – lots of babies with lots of Migrationshintergrund. Plus, she thinks Wulff was brilliant and that Gauck's an idiot. And her boyfriend agrees with her – except for the bit about Denis Yücel. Read more

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Nazi graffiti

Photo by G. D. Vicente Torres (elgarydaly; Flickr CC)

Germany was doing its best not to be racist yesterday during the memorial to the victims of the NSU. And it nearly made it. Read more

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Neukölln Weserstr.

Photo by Sigrid Malmgren

Before we dive into 2012, here are a few stats to help you understand THIS tired old year. Read more


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