Opinion When It Comes to Integration, Silence Is Golden

Integration is back on the political agenda in Germany these days. The xenophobic rhetoric underscores decades of foreigner bashing by the country's politicians. And it may explain why immigrant youth here have fewer opportunities than in any other industrialized country.
Once again, integration has become part of an election campaign in Germany. As has often been the case, the outcome has not been pretty. Here, right-wing protesters in Munich last week hold a sign reading "Criminal Foreigners Out!"

Once again, integration has become part of an election campaign in Germany. As has often been the case, the outcome has not been pretty. Here, right-wing protesters in Munich last week hold a sign reading "Criminal Foreigners Out!"

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