You have noticed, of course, all this recent attention to
racial profiling. Not that it’s new. It’s just that the media has now discovered
that it exists.
And it’s not just an American problem. It’s everywhere,
in every country.
And to make that clear is this new documentary titled ID Without Colors, made by Berlin-based Italian photographer Riccardo Valsecchi, a member of the Berlin
chapter of Shoot4Change, which is a
worldwide nonprofit organization made out of photographers, designers, artists
and others, who give part of their time to shooting humanitarian documentaries.
The film was inspired by the 2012 court case in Koblenz, Germany, in which a complaint
by a black German man, who was asked to show his papers while travelling by
train, was dismissed by the court. The judges ruled that “skin color was reasonable grounds
on which to carry out ID checks.“
Here’s the clip: