Justice Delayed is Assimilation Denied: Rightwing Terror and Immigrants' Assimilation in Germany
Posted: 21 Aug 2018 Last revised: 31 Mar 2019
Date Written: March 24, 2019
In 2011 a German right-wing extremist group was exposed in the media as having killed individuals of Turkish ethnicity in the early 2000. The press coverage highlighted the inability of authorities to name perpetrators sooner. Authorities were criticized for (alleged) institutional racism. In this paper, we show that this episode reinforced significantly a feeling of estrangement among Turkish immigrants, who become less likely to self-identify as Germans. This episode was also followed by a substantial decrease in their health satisfaction and subjective wellbeing.
Keywords: Rightwing crimes, immigration, delayed justice, social assimilation
JEL Classification: F22, J15, Z10
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