Aug. 29, 2019

People with a Backround of Migration with Fraser

People with a Backround of Migration with Fraser

The German phrase "Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund," or "people with a background of migration" is bulky and challenging for German learners. Is this a pattern in German integration practices? We discuss!


Season 3, Episode 3. Folks, we've got our first New Zealand expat in Germany on the show!

Having lived in England during the Brexit vote, Fraser became keenly aware of how some foreigners are referred to as expats while others are immigrants. Expats are often seen in a positive light whereas immigrants are too often seen negatively. Not so coincidentally, "immigrants" are often people of color.

We dig into this topic, including considering the German phrase "Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund," or "people with a background of migration." While more politically correct, the phrase is bulky and challenging for German learners. Is this a pattern in German integration practices: well intentioned, technically good, but still clunky and not user friendly? We discuss!

 

RESOURCES

The GrünGürtel in Frankfurt

LGBT sports club in Frankfurt: FVV

LGBT Meetup in Frankfurt via Meetup.com

 

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