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Afro Germany - being black and German | DW Documentary


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Black and German: news anchor Jana Pareigis has spent her entire life being asked about her skin color and afro hair. What is it like to be Black in Germany? What needs to change?


Saturday, October 16th 2021 at 10:17PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Dark skin Germans, take a look.

Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 5:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I did. She's very pretty with curly hair.

Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 5:19PM
Steve Williams
How did you like her story of life in Germany?


Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 8:32PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I did. She seems to have a very positive outlook on life, and the folks she talked to too.

Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 10:57PM
Steve Williams
How did you get She seems to have a very positive outlook on life, when the first thing she said was: "People always ask me where I am from, like you can't be Black and Greman too!" From the moment she gets out of the house in the morning, I'm confronted with racial views, images and stereotypes.

Steve, watch the video presentation and if you wanted to talk on this subject let's keep our comments to this material, OK?


Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 11:29PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I watched it Ron, and I was happy to see you post something positive for a change. I don't mind watching her again to point out some highlights you must have missed.

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:09AM
Steve Williams
@1:38 "I had absolutely wonderful parents."

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:15AM
Steve Williams
@3:12 "As a teenager I wanted to be black." "Me too!"

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:20AM
Steve Williams
@13:18 "When I was a child, complete strangers would touch my hair and say, 'it feels like a bird's nest.'"

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:57AM
Steve Williams
@13:42 "We're SO proud of you!"

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 6:07AM
Steve Williams
Do you believe that 13:18 is a complement?

I see you just overlooked moments in this video report like this one 0:14 “People always ask me where I am from, like you can't be Black and Greman too!"

0:58 As a child I wanted White Skin.

Steve, have you ever thought you wanted BLACK skin? How did you miss that?
There is more.



Monday, October 18th 2021 at 6:14AM
Deacon Ron Gray
@14:24 "I LOVE your curls! These are HAPPY curls!"

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 6:22AM
Steve Williams
You're just a negative person Ron. She's a happy person. It's all through the film.

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 6:25AM
Steve Williams
0:58 As a child I wanted White Skin.

Steve, have you ever thought you wanted BLACK skin? How did you miss that?
There is more.

As a child, this German Sister was made to feel, out of place because of her darker skin and this Steve is not a happy experience for dark skin child, growing up in a caucasian nation.

How did you miss that information Steve?





Monday, October 18th 2021 at 11:43AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I agree 100 percent with what she says at 40:34. From that point on everything is positive. I think your negativity is unreasonable Ron.

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 4:38PM
Steve Williams
As a child Steve, did you ever wanted to have DARK Skin?




Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:45PM
Deacon Ron Gray
As an eighth grader I wished I could have been an Indian. Do you think an Indian is a colored person Ron?

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 5:52PM
Steve Williams
" From the moment she gets out of the house in the morning, I'm confronted with racial views, images, and stereotypes of Black people. As a child, I always wanted White Skin because I felt bad at being able to blend in and always sticking out of the group. You know, different from the rest.

As a child Steve, did you ever wanted DARK Skin in order to be excepted, Steve?





Monday, October 18th 2021 at 6:53PM
Deacon Ron Gray
No one goes through life without problems Ron. She and I have overcome them, though she still expressed some complaints in the film, maybe for fame and fortune, whereas I like to keep complaints to myself. But I see you are still stuck on complaining, you appear to be beyond help. Still, I recommend her advice to you, be comfortable in your own skin. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. It's all up to you Ron.

Monday, October 18th 2021 at 8:16PM
Steve Williams
YOUR WORDS: No one goes through life without problems Ron.

MY REPLY: That is exactly what I 'am talking about, No one goes through life without any problems but when it comes to skin color, everyone does not have that problem especially living in Germany or you can safely say that here, living right here in America for a matter of FACT.

And that is what I am talking about.

YOUR WORDS: She and I have overcome them, though she still expressed some complaints in the film, maybe for fame and fortune, whereas I like to keep complaints to myself. But I see you are still stuck on complaining, you appear to be beyond help.

MY REPLY: Have you really got over it Steve? Because if you did, you would not back a man that will tell you LIE after LIE, every day but I understand because that man identifies with you wanting to be excepted in the part of the plan.
Monday, October 18th 2021 at 10:35PM
Deacon Ron Gray
"Everyone does not have that problem." Everyone does not have the problem of cancer either, or the problem of being blind.

One thing I can tell you Ron, when I have a problem I don't blame God for it. I don't blame God for making me European and I WOULD NOT blame God for making me African. Your complaints have reached the MOST HIGH and he wants you to suck it up and tough it out and be the best man you can.

Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 1:08AM
Steve Williams
Wow!!! Steve, I am NOT talking about EVERYONE Steve, so bring yourself back to earth I am NOT talking about your problems or who you blame for your BIRTH. Our father in heaven give us a set of rules and it’s called the 10 commandments are you familiar with that?

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a](A) 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b](B) 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

This is the challenge given to every man on the face of this planet.


Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 7:29AM
Deacon Ron Gray
That's YOUR challenge Ron. The world isn't going to change for you. There are seven billion plus, of your fellows on the face of the earth and you had best learn to accomodate them.


Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 10:30AM
Steve Williams
I believe each man and woman will stand for there time on earth, that includes me and you Steve. This hole video is Dedicated to the life and the pitfalls of being Black living in Germany.






Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 11:59AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I agree with your last sentence Ron, and the important thing to remember is, your video begins and ends with positive thoughts. Optimism is the best course of action and that is what Jana Pareigis has given you.

Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 12:18PM
Steve Williams
I know that you don’t find That optimism in the beginning of this video presentation. What you heard with a young lady who found out that she did not fit her environment and she wanted to do some about that and that was to change your skin to white.

Optimism…. It all depends on your point of few.




Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 2:02PM
Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 2:04PM
Deacon Ron Gray
It's too bad you went to all that trouble and didn't learn a thing.

Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 4:35PM
Steve Williams
Then let’s talk about this topic instead of running back Talking about what I’ve done or what I didn’t do. Let’s talk to the subject Steve. Do you want to try to talk to this subject?




Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 4:58PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I've talked to the subject unless you went off-topic Ron, asking me questions about myself, which I may or may not have answered.

Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 9:01PM
Steve Williams
You was trying to make the point about “ optimism.”


Tuesday, October 19th 2021 at 9:44PM
Deacon Ron Gray
When you ask, "Steve, have you ever thought you wanted BLACK skin?" What does that have to do with the video Ron?

Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 1:23AM
Steve Williams
There was a point of frustration that was being leveled by the young lady. In her youth she felt, since she had dark skin that she was an outcast, she did not fit in and her only solution was the wish of WHITE Skin, you did see that in the video presentation, Right?

That is why I asked you, that question, Steve.






Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 7:00AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Oh!!! By the way, Steve My Older Big Brother here on Blacki In America, made his decision so, I will Honor that with RESPECT!


Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 11:28AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, none of us are responsible for the society we are born into. She was born as a minority, and went through those feelings as a child, then as a teenager decided she was happy to be in the minority and remained so until the present day. I didn't have the power in my youth to be "black", I didn't have the power and I wasn't the minority so there was no point in wishing it. Now I'm told I am in the minority, and not nonly that, I'm told I'm a white supremacist. The moral of the story is, we are what we are. A leopard can't change its spots. I don't understand people like you Ron, always hating themselves. What a travesty. Then you want to argue who is the better BLACK, the good BLACK (sticks together) and the bad BLACK (goes their own way). Ridiculous.

Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 12:20PM
Steve Williams
Where do you get that BULL💩 from Steve, did you get that from this report?


Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 1:01PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I got it here, and on all your other blogs. You did this blog for me and Robert, the only folks that respond to you. Why is that Ron?

Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 3:21PM
Steve Williams
Don’t you get the BIG HEAD, it is more people how have clicked on this blog then just two people.

Do you want to talk about this video presentation and what you learned?




Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 5:53PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Only two people comment, that's a fact. Ron, the feeling I have when I watch this video is JOY. I would think that would be your feeling too.

Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 6:50PM
Steve Williams
You take joy in a young dark skin women born in Germany who as a child wanted to change her skin tone to White because she thought that was the solution to being rejected by her fair skin so/called Friends and you take joy in that, WOW!


Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 7:36PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I feel joy, because she is joyous, It's catching Ron, at least for someone with human feelings.

Thursday, October 21st 2021 at 12:41AM
Steve Williams
If you feel good and find joy about a German woman life’s story about her Difficulties in being black in Germany as JOY, then I SEE the problem.

WOW!!!


Thursday, October 21st 2021 at 7:23AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I'm sorry you're such a sour puss Ron. The woman definitely is a much happier, positive person than you.

Thursday, October 21st 2021 at 12:02PM
Steve Williams
Steve, why are you engaging in that child-like name-calling? I know for a fact, when you start that BULL 💩 name-calling, means you have lost your case in point.

Now this is what you will see In our documentary "Afro Germany", Pareigis travels through Germany to speak with other black Germans, including rap and hip hop artists and pro footballers, , and find out what their experiences of racism in Germany have been. "Where are you from?" Afro-German journalist Jana Pareigis has heard that question since her early childhood. And she’s not alone. Black people have been living in Germany for around 400 years, and today there are an estimated one million Germans with dark skin. But they still get asked the often latently racist question, "Where are you from?" Jana Pareigis is familiar with the undercurrents of racism in the western world. When she was a child, the Afro-German TV presenter also thought her skin color was a disadvantage. "When I was young, I wanted to be white," she says. Pareigis takes us on a trip through Germany from its colonial past up to the present day, visiting other Black Germans to talk about their experiences. They include German rapper and hip hop artist Samy Deluxe, pro footballer Gerald Asamoah and Theodor Michael, who lived as a Black man in the Third Reich. They talk about what it’s like to be Black in Germany.

That is what you will see when viewing this report.



Thursday, October 21st 2021 at 11:40PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Don't be so sensitive Ron, I called you an adjective, not a name.

sourpuss
sour′poo͝s″
noun
A habitually gloomy or sullen person.
A person who is habitually gloomy, sullen or miserable; a grouch.
someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression

Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 1:02AM
Steve Williams
I know what I saw Ron. It wasn't anything like you describe. Take the guy that got beat up. That had nothing to do with racism. There's a lot of thugs in Germany and you don't need to be BLACK to be targeted.

Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 1:09AM
Steve Williams
No Steve, my description of the video report is accurate and true to form. They were talking about what it’s like to be Black in Germany and that is something that is very plain to see.



Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 9:20AM
Deacon Ron Gray
If you hate being BLACK so much Ron, move somewhere that's majority BLACK. Germany is not for you.

Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 12:06PM
Steve Williams
Now that some funny 😆💩 Steve…

My point is clear. My summary of this video presentation is on target and accurate.




Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 9:08PM
Deacon Ron Gray
My point is more clear Ron.

Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 11:24PM
Steve Williams
That you are sleep at the wheel and you are NOT accurate about this subject, black folks living in Germany.




Friday, October 22nd 2021 at 11:36PM
Deacon Ron Gray
You looked up one video Ron. That's the extent of your "knowledge" of Afro Germany. I've actually been to many parts of Germany.

Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 3:40AM
Steve Williams
Then you start a blog about your journey the parts of you actually been while in Germany. No! I did not know about Pareigis travels through Germany to speak with other black Germans, including rap and hip hop artists and pro footballers, and find out what their experiences of racism in Germany have been and many other people did not know about Black in Germany neither and that is the purpose of this blog.


Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 8:58AM
Deacon Ron Gray
If you like to hear about nothing but "woe is us", watch Tiffany Cross on any given Saturday.

Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 10:43AM
Steve Williams
Steve, this subject is NOT about Tiffany Cross.


Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 11:52AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Sorry Ron, it's just you remind me of Tiffany. I enjoyed your video, and it didn't make me think a single dark thought that you apparently intended.

Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 1:22PM
Steve Williams
I see Steve because you can’t see what this video report is all about and your sad attempt to rewrite, no white wash this report.

point.

Now once again Steve, this is what you will see In our documentary "Afro Germany", Pareigis travels through Germany to speak with other black Germans, including rap and hip hop artists and pro footballers, , and find out what their experiences of racism in Germany have been. "Where are you from?" Afro-German journalist Jana Pareigis has heard that question since her early childhood. And she’s not alone. Black people have been living in Germany for around 400 years, and today there are an estimated one million Germans with dark skin. But they still get asked the often latently racist question, "Where are you from?" Jana Pareigis is familiar with the undercurrents of racism in the western world. When she was a child, the Afro-German TV presenter also thought her skin color was a disadvantage. "When I was young, I wanted to be white," she says. Pareigis takes us on a trip through Germany from its colonial past up to the present day, visiting other Black Germans to talk about their experiences. They include German rapper and hip hop artist Samy Deluxe, pro footballer Gerald Asamoah and Theodor Michael, who lived as a Black man in the Third Reich. They talk about what it’s like to be Black in Germany.




Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 5:12PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, what's wrong with asking, "where are you from?" That's not racist. Where is the pro footballer from? Did you take note?

Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 11:28PM
Steve Williams
I’m curious Steve, I believe your question was answered In the video presentation to what Pareigis said what she found what was wrong with that question.

Take another look 👀 I am sure you will find the answer to that question.




Saturday, October 23rd 2021 at 11:43PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Hey Steve, have you found the answer yet?


Saturday, October 30th 2021 at 1:28PM
Deacon Ron Gray
OF course Ron, I have known where the pro footballer is from, since the first time I watched your video. If knowing where a real African in Germany is from is wrong, why did you make a point to tell me where he is from?

Sunday, October 31st 2021 at 8:59PM
Steve Williams
Steve, this is the question you asked me: Ron, what's wrong with asking, "where are you from?" That's not racist.

Where do you get a Pro Footballer out of that?


Sunday, October 31st 2021 at 10:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I also asked this:

"Where is the pro footballer from? Did you take note?"

Better wake up Ron.

Monday, November 1st 2021 at 3:55AM
Steve Williams
He grew up in Ghana.
Monday, November 1st 2021 at 9:24AM
Deacon Ron Gray
So somebody must have asked him, "where are you from?" It's a natural and harmless question.

Monday, November 1st 2021 at 12:19PM
Steve Williams
No, that is his story, just like you have yours. Maybe do you there’s nothing wrong with being asked where are you from but the people in this interview do, it is just as simple as that.




Monday, November 1st 2021 at 4:12PM
Deacon Ron Gray
You have several times asked me where I'm from. I got through it okay Ron, you can too.

Monday, November 1st 2021 at 7:18PM
Steve Williams
Who cares about where you are from Steve, because you are not born Black in Germany.



Monday, November 1st 2021 at 7:42PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Why did "Blacks" emmigrate to Germany in the first place, if it was so inhospitable?

Monday, November 1st 2021 at 9:37PM
Steve Williams
That is a very good question for you to explore because you will not be Satisfied with the answer into you seek out that information. I will see you with your reply on that question.


Tuesday, November 2nd 2021 at 6:54AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Black and German: news anchor Jana Pareigis has spent her entire life being asked about her skin color and afro hair. What is it like to be Black in Germany? What needs to change?



Thursday, November 18th 2021 at 3:57PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Hey Steve, Did you do your research on why Black people migrated to Germany yet?


Friday, December 3rd 2021 at 10:23PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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