I must say anything. What any time. I have to say something - even though I have talked in four days, I have not said enough. There are so many who do not understand. They come to understand, if I change the way I say it? WILL they really understand?
"..But we live in the Uk - it's not like that". At the same time promised, in 2001, after the murder of Benjamin Hermansen, that they would never forget. But they have forgotten. They have forgotten, that also here in Norway it is like that.
In 2006, the dead Eugene Ejike Obiora in Trondheim. He died as a result of the police force. Obiora his story is not unique. Several people have been killed in Norway, because of the color of their skin; Benjamin Hermansen. Arve Beheim Karlsen. Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen. The list is longer than we are aware of, and longer than you think.Johanne. Inherit. Benjamin. Andrine. Comment
the Everyday life of people with multicultural background in Norway is characterised by comments, looks, assumptions. Hverdagsrasisme. But the grace of you if you say something on it. Do not take rasismekortet, for norwegians, they are not racists. They must be allowed to say what they mean, without being called racist?
"We live after all in Norway, and here it is not so."
do you Know how many times I have been hearing that need to stop being so krenka? That it is not bad to be a foreigner in Norway? That we have it good, and need to stop to complain? And rather get us a job and contribute? That I can drag me back where I come from? That I do not belong? I don't have to believe that some time going to be the Norwegian?
do you Know how many where men are stopped in Norway, by the police, without reason? Just because they "fit the description" or because the police assumed that they had something in the bag, or that they were returning from a raid?
do you Know how many times I've heard other people talk about phenomena, about poc (people of color red. anm.), about muslims, followed by "..but you Nastaran, you are not like that - you are not one of them".
Let me tell you one thing; I'm like that. I am one of them.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError NEW VIDEO: A new overvåkingsvideo shows the seconds before George Floyd should have been put into the ground. Reporter: Madeleine Liereng. Video. Overvåkingsvideo / AP Show more
When I was small I prayed to God every night to wake up blue eyed, and with blond hair. For I would not be like them. I would be like you. I would belong. I would be Norwegian. White. Privileged. I was never those things. And today, at the age of 34, I am glad for it. I'm proud to be like that. I am proud to be "one of them".
Life had probably been easier if I had been white. Then I had perhaps let to feel the glances. Released feel that I need to talk nicely and tea me even neater, all the fucking time, to avoid getting a comment thrown after me that could potentially ruin the whole day. Or the entire week. And that will get me to doubt my place in society. And on my value.
Life had probably been easier if I had released to search on the job, so to find out that the boss had seen my name before he said "Åja, it is one of them" and threw the application into the bin.
I must say anything. anything. I have to say something - even though I have talked in four days, I have not said enough. There are so many who do not understand.
at the same time I'm so incredibly tired of having to be the one who say something. Tired of being the one who breaks in when I see injustice. It is YOUR turn now. As white and privileged, as my friend, colleague, or acquaintance, it's your turn, and your responsibility, to take me and so many others in the defense. To speak up when you witness injustice. It is your turn to not be a quiet activist. It is your turn to be anti-racist. To the to tell. To break into.
I know it's uncomfortable, but we need you.- Was strangled by four politibetjenter
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