Coat of arms of German city of Coburg sparks racism charges | DW News

published on July 19, 2020

Picturesque Coburg in bavaria the town's striking coat of arms depicts the so called more of Coburg the emblem is now at the center of a heated controversy opponents call it a symbol of racism but many residents are mystified is there really nothing else to worry about we've

Got bigger problems than the Coburg more he's the patron saint of Coburg and i find this whole discussion out of order never upset anyone it can stay as it is the crest dates back to the Middle Ages when black people were often described

As Moors today the term is viewed as derogatory but it's not intended to be demeaning according to Coburg historian who Burtis harbor the emblem features saint mauritius a black Christian knight who was martyred and is now commemorated

In Japan is desperate to that extent I think the word more is okay and the representation of a black man as the symbol of Coburg is absolutely fine it's an expression of esteem and veneration for the saint for the smiling constant

That's not a view shared by two young Berliners who've started an online petition against Co Berg's coat of arms Alicia Archie is originally from the area for her calling a black man amor is no

Longer acceptable in the light of the black lives matter movement and especially not a figure with thick lips and a Caribbean style earring that suggests to some that all black people and all Africans look the same a

Complete nonsense for a continent where people look totally different from one another others find something exotic in it a ferocity that has to do with savage people's it's a racist portrayal that

Should not be allowed to continue and quieter antha mich mayor stephanie the town council is irritated by the debate and is not giving any interviews on the subject of the coat of arms the answer could be just to change the

Description says this resident he's got a name after all mauritius why shouldn't it be the Coburg Mauritius Mauritius pharmacy Mauritius Street that sounds better how do you measure culture what is

Racist it's not easy to find the right balance especially not in Coburg

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