German Fraternities in ‘Non-Aryan’ Race Row

Controversy has erupted within the Burschenschaften — more or less the German version of college fraternities, but with sillier hats — over accusations of discrimination after the Alte Breslauer Burschenschaft in Bonn sought to expel a particular Burschenschaft for allowing a German of Chinese descent, Kai-Ming Au, to join. Burschenschaften have traditionally had strict regulations on only allowing Germans of German descent to become members.

While I have a million snarky comments about Germans and discrimination, it’s too easy. Also, I’ve been banned from making remarks about Germans forever after writing about a German Internet company with a squinty-eyed mascot. Four years later and I still get hate-mail.

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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