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Knocking Heroes Off Their Pedestals

June 19, 2015 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

A police officer aims his gun at unarmed teenagers. The video shocks the public and goes viral – and also shows that the police image needs some improvement.

Yes, Black People Are Beaten in America

January 10, 2015 // Newsweek Polska - Poland - Polish

<i>Barack Obama maintains that since he began his reign, race relations in the U.S. have improved. American society holds the opposite view.</i> According to the president, the mass protests of African-Americans against police brutality that have already lasted for half a year should not overshadow the general [Read more]

The American Suicide

December 11, 2014 // Le Monde - France - French

Americans love to mock French people, but France is in pretty good shape: high-speed trains, a healthcare system which is among the world’s best, healthy food, an enviable lifestyle, veneration for culture, leisure and education that the United States has never known.

Obama Sees Racism in US Society

December 10, 2014 // Die Welt - Germany - German

Barack Obama held himself out of the debate for a long time. Now, the first black U.S. President speaks out clearly: The country has a race problem. The protests do not calm down.

What If the Victim Had Been White?

December 8, 2014 // Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria - German

A white American won't take his hands out of his pockets. The black police officer who asks him to do so suspects that he has a weapon in there. He shoots. In the pockets of the dead man are painkillers. — This is the latest case of police violence in the U.S., but under different conditions. It was a white police [Read more]

In Riot Mode

December 7, 2014 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

As the demonstrations against racism and police violence wind down, the discussions remain. The media must ask itself whether it helped fuel the violence.