- January 13, 2014
Germany last week celebrated the coming out of former professional football player Thomas Hitzlsperger. But discrimination remains a fact of life for gays and lesbians in the country. How truly liberal is German society? more... [ Comment ]
- November 15, 2013
Derege Wevelsiep, an immigrant from Ethiopia, has accused police of beating him, although they deny it. What pains the engineer most, though, is his belief that foreigners like him will never be truly accepted in Germany. more... [ Comment ]
- September 05, 2013
Residents of an immigrant neighborhood in Hamburg recently took to the streets in protest of what they say is prejudicial policing by local authorities. Are the police guilty of racial profiling? more... [ Comment ]
- May 17, 2013
Harassed at work and the doctor's office, bullied and assaulted in public: The gay, bisexual and transgender community is still widely discriminated against in Europe. In an new EU survey, the most comprehensive to date, more than 90,000 participants report on the extent of their harassment. more... [ Comment ]
- December 14, 2011
Social scientist Wilhelm Heitmeyer has been publishing studies on German attitudes for a decade. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses his latest results, which show that Germans' relationship to minorities and the disadvantaged has become increasingly hostile. more... [ Comment ]
- August 25, 2010
Germany's Family Ministry and five major corporations are launching a pilot project to test anonymized job applications. They hope it will reduce discrimination against people with immigrant backgrounds, women with children and seniors. But will it stop prejudice or merely delay it until the interview process? more...
- April 28, 2010
Far from living in closed-off communities, Muslims in Berlin's Kreuzberg district live in a culturally diverse area. However, a new report finds that they still suffer from high levels of discrimination, particularly within the city's school system. more...
- April 14, 2010
A woman born in the former East Germany claims she was discriminated against on the basis of her ethnic identity when a company wrote "Ossi" on her rejected application. A labor court in Stuttgart will rule on this thorny issue of German identity on Thursday. more...
- March 05, 2010
According to Germany's Federal Statistical Office, average hourly wages for women in Germany are 23.2 percent lower than they are for men, and the gap is growing. The European Commission is now demanding that Germany take action. more...
- January 26, 2010
It's no secret that many immigrants have a hard time in Germany. A new study has found that women wearing headscarves have a particularly hard time on the job market and a quarter of those with Turkish backgrounds face discrimination when looking for work. more...