ok let's talk about racism in luxembourg, what are your experiences there?
to think racism in usa isn't as bad as in other countries has to be a joke...i'm not saying it's worse there but i won't believe it's better there.
and for example in germany almost everyone was for obama. he was the most beloved presidential canditate of the usa here in germany i can think about. if you would have asked germans who they hope to win in usa almost everyone would have said "obama"
so as example i believe here in germany racism isn't worse than in usa. no clue how you can think it is. i believe for example it's still damn hard for black in some parts of usa. i don't believe you don't have some parts in usa were a lot of racists live. because of the slump, most who lost their job as example in detroit were black people. they were the first who had to go.
and i don't have to fear to get shot when i try to come over the border here, ask some mexican families what they say about this. it's clearly the message "people we don't want here have maybe to die trying to come to usa illegally".
and i never saw so many police videos were you can see policeman punching and kicking some black guys just because they are black. damn they are policeman!
we have some idiots here like every country has and since we don't just have "republicans or democrats" we surely have this stupid npd here but if you wouldn't only have the two-party-system and would have a political system like other countries have with a bigger diversity you would have a party like the npd as well.
and talking about sexism, there i would think usa isn't as bad as some other countries for example in europe but this is as well really different from country to country.
I agree the US is only better in regards to sexism to SOME europeon countries. Like say, France. Hence why I don't say the same thing.
As for racism... you here this stuff about America, cause we make a big deal about it and draw attention to it because we see it as a problem... and bring up any case that may be about racism, even if it might not be. Like the Trayvon Martin case. A lot of the time we practically invent stories about racism because of vigiliance. For example American Football Player Tim Tebow, who was white, was examined if the fact that he was white, led to more chances then a black quaterback would of gotten. (When in reality, it was because he is considered by a lot the greatest college football player ever and because the dude is ridiculiously humanitarian.) We examine the hell out of everything in regards to race in an attempt to improve.
As for Germany, well starting with Obama, Germany was the country with the blackface campaign poster of Obama. The country that had "Obama Chicken Fingers" and who had a Zoo that named a monkey after Obama. That the guy before him was such a dick that Germans preferred a black man to someone running as a legacy candidate isn't exactly a surprise even if you take all Germans as racists.
Outside which... compare government representation of minorities in Germany compaired to the US.
Americans do have a problem with ILLEGAL immigration, however you'd be hard pressed to find any large support for deporting legal immigrants like say...
"A new poll conducted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for Political Education, a foundation with close ties to the German Social Democratic party, has found that one in 10 Germans wants "a new Fuehrer to lead the country with an iron fist", and that every third German thinks all foreign immigrants should be expelled from Germany if unemployment becomes a problem. The poll consisted of 2,500 people of different ages. The results were announced on Wednesday.
Some 25% of all respondents expressed racist opinions, and 15.9% said they somewhat understood why a Fuehrer needed to be appointed; 58% of the participants claimed that Germany needed to curb the traditional Muslim lifestyle. As for anti-Semitism, 17.2% of the survey's participants supported the statement that "Jews have too much influence in the world today"."
Germany isn't even one of the countires where it's a particularly hard to debate like some other countries where you in general tend to have more "smoothing based" racism that is under the surface due to there almost being no minorities in the country at all.
Such gaps will only grow as well, when you consider just how far the US has come despite being behind on the Civil Rights front, accomplishing more in less time.