The World from Berlin 'Ossis Aren't Indians'

A Stuttgart labor court ruled on Thursday that former East Germans -- often disparagingly nicknamed "Ossis" -- are not an ethnic group in a case involving a woman who claims she was turned down for a job because she came from the former state. German commentators on Friday warn about the prevalence of negative stereotypes about people from the formerly communist east.
"Ossi" is not an ethnic label, a judge in Stuttgart, Germany ruled on Thursday.

"Ossi" is not an ethnic label, a judge in Stuttgart, Germany ruled on Thursday.

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Jess Smee