Criticism of racist name: Berlin mohrenstraße underground station is renamed

Due to racism-criticism of the name "moor street" to designate the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the metro station in metro station, Glinka street. "As op

Criticism of racist name: Berlin mohrenstraße underground station is renamed

Due to racism-criticism of the name "moor street" to designate the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the metro station in metro station, Glinka street. "As open to the world company and one of the largest employers in the capital of the BVG rejects any Form of racism or any other discrimination", it was said to the grounds on Friday in a message of the LPP. The time of the renaming will be announced "in due time", the BVG stand by it "in the exchange with the relevant authorities and Bodies".

The new Name for the station of the metro line 2 is derived from the nearby Glinka street, which is named after the Russian composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804-1857). The 1908-opened metro station, wore according to the BVG, many different names: Kaiserhof from 1908 to 1950, thälmann square, from 1950 to 1986, and Otto-Grotewohl-Straße, from 1986 to 1991. Since 1991, the nearby moor street name is giving.

Because "moor" is an obsolete word for people with dark skin color, is criticized in the name of the street as a racist.

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 12:19

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