..."Yes, I called the boy negro," the accused admitted. "But before that he blocked the bike path. I rang my bell several times but he didn't get out of the way. When I stopped, he said to me: what do you want, old whore? Then the word "negro" [Neger] slipped out. I apologised to the boy immediately afterwards! But I didn't hit the boy."
...For the lawyer of the accused, the issue is clear. "No blows were struck and the mutual insults balanced one another out," he explained, demanding his client be acquitted. Elke W. grew up in a time when the expression "negro" was normal. Even writers like Erich Kästner or Astrid Lindgren used this word in their books.