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Racism in Germany: Black dancer racially insulted and threatened in Berlin

Racism in Germany: Black dancer and choreographer Nikeata Thompson was racially insulted and threatened by a man on the streets of Berlin – the police said they have identified the man.

Black dancer and choreographer Nikeata Thompson was racially insulted and threatened by a man on the streets of Berlin.

He is to be reported for incitement to hatred.

The well known black dancer, who is also a choreographer, was insulted on the streets where the man who assaulted her hurled racist comments her way in front of witnesses.

A video shared on twitter by her friend showed the man insulting Thomson dressed in a camouflage hat while he smoked what appeared to be a cigarette.

Spiegel reported that the man was arrested by the college and the report of incitement to hatred is already on its way to the state security service.

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Thompson’s management confirms the incident and says they themselves shared the video online.

What did the racist man say to Nikeata Thompson?

The man called Nikeata a ‘Nigerian drug seller’ and also threatened her with violence. The man added the statement ‘Nigeria would be cremated, “heads would roll”.

To this, Thompson reacted in a controlled manner as a woman who witnessed the scene had called out in outrage.

Thompson has appeared on numerous television dance shows as a judge and wrote a book about her life, Black on White. Dare to dream & create the impossible.

She is of Jamaican ancestry and was born in England then came to Germany as a child. Spiegel wrote that she is committed to diversity and equality and fights against racism.

Source: dpa, spiegel