Let’s say we work in an office. You’re of German background and I’m not. I don’t like Germans and while I treat you civil, you know I don’t like you…
Because you’re German.
One day, you walk into my office and the walls are covered with WWI/WWII Anti-German propaganda. German Posters Warning: Site contains graphic pics and moviation…however tons of pics.
I say it’s historical art and besides when were German’s systematically oppressed in the US? It’s not like they’re black or anything and were oppressed for over 400 years. At the most we’re talking a few years after the war…what are you complaining about? You are an ** american** aren’t you?
Besides, Jim in accounting has a poster of “Rosie, the Riveter” There is no rule against posters in the office, as long as they are not offensive. I’m a WW2 buff and this is history.
Offensive being decided by the staff, none of who, besides you are German. In fact all they know of Germany is the dreaded “N” word.
These posters arent’ promoting that.
You notice that the staff and clients, who all know you are German, are beginning to act funny around you, after they leave my office.
Are you standing up for yourself, by calling me a bigot; if you complain are you a whinner?
Or do you just leave them up?