Comprehensive report: “Standing Up for Equality in Germany’s Schools”
on the discrimination that many children experience in Berlin



Why do children of “migration background”—whose families may have arrived in Germany as many as two generations ago but are still perceived as “foreigners”—often perform significantly worse at school than their native German counterparts?

The problem is discrimination.

This book of photos gives a face and a voice to the discrimination that many children of [so called] migration background* experience in Berlin. Its purpose is to show, through the concrete stories of people, that discrimination in schools against [so called/perceived] migrant children is widespread, and to call on all Berliners to condemn and end it.

*The term “migration background” covers children from families who are still perceived as “foreigners” because of their racial or ethnic identity, even though their families may have arrived in Germany years ago


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