Cologne Sex Attacks: The Dilemma of Racism

New Year's Eve in Cologne

After the events that took place in big German cities on New Year’s Eve came to light, one part of the public debate was focused on whether it is politically correct to name the perpetrator’s origin or whether that is racist because it would play into the hands of the ones who have been warning of things like that happening all along?

Language: Why Is It Worthwhile to Learn German?


In an opinion piece published by the conservative newspaper Die Welt,the academic Roland Kaehlbrandt, who has been working for various foundations explains why it is worthwhile to learn German. “German is undervalued, especially by its own liguistic community”. He continues to explain why that shouldn’t be the case in his article. The German Gist gives you a condensed translation.