A German supermarket called Edeka turned it’s Hamburg location into a demonstration about the isolating and limiting effects of racism. Metro UKreports that the shelves were cleared of all products and produce that came from foreign countries, which left things sadly bare.
They then placed signs in those empty spaces that read things like “this shelf is quite boring without diversity”and “our selection knows borders today,” all pointing to how people’s everyday lives are influenced in ways they don’t recognize by people outside of their culture:
The salad bar was empty, sadly. Though they did okay in the beer department; it is Germany, after all. Though, not so much with wine.
Bored Pandashared a statement from an Edeka spokesperson about the stunt, who said, “Edeka stands for diversity, and we produce a wide range of food in our assortment, which is produced in the different regions of Germany. But it is together with products from other countries that we create the unique diversity that our customers value.”
Variety is the spice of life, people.