I am planning to move to Dresden with my family (wife and three small kids) within a few months, as my employer will be moving me for work. My wife and I have been quite concerned with the PEGIDA rallies which are taking place, and what appears to be a general anti-multiculturalism sentiment in Dresden. We are from Canada but non-white, so this has us quite concerned.
Whenever I research what Dresden is like for visible minorities all I seem to find are articles and quotes from immigrants discussing attacks and racist behaviour from locals. My thinking is that this is probably just a small subset of the population, but then again I have never been to Dresden so I'm not sure.
I plan to send my kids to the international school which seems to be quite open and tolerant, but I am in all seriousness genuinely concerned about the safety of my family. Can I take my kids to play in the park without encountering stares/glares or any rude comments? Can we go to the shopping mall and just walk around without encountering any issues? I don't want my wife to feel insecure while I am at work and she goes out to run errands, pick the kids up from school etc.
I would greatly appreciate anyone's insight who has lived or is living in Dresden.