Outside Looking In

HERMANN BREDEHORST / POLARIS for TIME

BERLIN Hussein, center, and his two friends work at the Naunyn Ritze youth center, where they help kids learn how to fit in and look for jobs

Adnan, Reda and Iachim could be brothers: young, struggling, second-generation Europeans with a grievance. The wiry, kinetic Adnan, 22, owns his own mobile-phone shop, but he's still subjected to regular stop-and-search by the local cops, just like most young men in his neighborhood. When he takes his sharp Mini Cooper for a drive, he says, "The police stop me three times a month, asking, 'Where did you get the money to buy that car?'" Reda, a short, dark-haired 21-year-old, is about to finish vocational school and hopes to find a job in electronics, but says, "When I walk down the street,...

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