Education and culture don’t stop racism

Book Review

I’ve been following how the media and folks on twitter are talking about the racist high school kids harassing the Native American group this weekend. I saw this from @EmilyGorcenski and it reminded me of a book I recently read for a German conversation class I’m taking.

She’s referencing someone else saying that going to college will help fix those kids’ racism.

The passage it reminded me of is from the book Am Beispiel meines Bruders by Uwe Timm (title for English edition: In my brother’s shadow). It’s a personal story about his brother and father who fought as Nazi’s in WW2. This passage is talking about his brother who was part of the SS in the Soviet Union.