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is actually quite racist, in fact.

Here I am, a white educated (specifically in the field of the native culture) American of German and Polish decent, third generation in fact, and I am having these bureaucratic problems.

I imagine an immigrant from Pakistan or Kenya has it way worse than I do.

That was really my read-between-the-lines point here.  I am already integrated and that is the main argument used against immigrants.  It doesn't logically hold up.  Therefore I believe it falls out of logic to irrational xenophobia and blatant racism.

I am experiencing the barriers of xenophobic policy.  It was shocking to me how the Auslandsamt openly stated that since I am an educated American that I was treated differently.

I certainly do not believe that I should have special consideration for that, but rather that immigration should be more accessible for all.

In the US as well, for that matter.

"Schiller sprach zu Goethe, Steck in dem Arsch die Flöte! Goethe sagte zu Schiller, Mein Arsch ist kein Triller!"

by Jeffersonian Democrat (rzg6f@virginia.edu) on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 06:49:40 AM EST
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