I, like many others, took up the phone on Tuesday night and opened Instagram. At the time I was not aware of what I should be exposed to.
most have been with him hashtagen #blackouttuesday and understood the meaning of the slogan, but I'm not sure if people quite understand what the slogan is trying to promote of action.
I have overheard a part of conversations the last time that deals with prejudice and racism in Norwegian society and the common thread in the conversations is that it is not as bad in this country as in the united STATES.
In 2001, said a large percentage of the Norwegian people and politicians that they should NEVER forget, but I feel already that they have forgotten the name of Benjamin Hermansen and the promises they gave to better the community we live in.do NOT FORGET: I hope that the demonstrations now, creates lasting change in this country, but I also hope that the demonstration we had in 2001, after the murder of Benjamin Hermansen, will not be forgotten, writes the submitter. Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix Show more
I can't forget the incident because I see reality in the mirror every single day. I saw one black image after the other on my screen, and for every post I saw, so I did not feel a solidarity in the fight against racism, I was rather disappointed in the situation.
For some this is strange, but it got me to thinking about my closest friends and if they have ever had a conversation with me or another person with a darker skin color about racism in their everyday lives.
I do not have an expectation that everyone is going to have a chat with a mørkhudet person to inform themselves about the situation that has arisen, or, rather, always been present. But I expect that people should educate themselves about the issues that deal with racism in Norway .
I am a first generation children who are proud to call myself English, with origins from Ghana. It is at times difficult to want a sense of belonging to a country where people work so hard to get me to make me feel less worth based on my skin color.
I have asked my dad questions about why he chose to settle in the Uk and the answer I got was that he liked the silence. But I need that we break the silence, my father sought when he came to Norway at the end of the 1970s, because we need a change in today's society.
This is not easy topic to talk about, but someone has to do it. It is uncomfortable for some people, but I have no choice.
I will put in the uncomfortable situations almost daily. I have been spat on and made apelyder.
I have been followed in the store and on the streets, of people talking loudly about how Norway as a nation has declined by foreigners residing in the country.
I've been running for his life from the neo-nazis, and has been threatened to be beaten up.
I let fear control my actions when I see a skinhead because of the uncertainty whether he is a nazi or not, making sure I cross the street.Reverse racism is not a thing of Debate
I, like many others, have let fear control my actions in some cases. I can't speak on behalf of others but this is a way I protect myself from the unknown, based on previous trauma. I know that it's not right, and I justify not my actions, but you have to understand the underlying factors.
I do not think that you often are put in a situation where you, if choose to trust a strange person, can risk your life.
I have had conversations with people who have called themselves racists, and have had to listen to all their justifications for why they hate people like me and what they used to do to mørkhudete people like myself.
I'm glad for my upbringing in Søndre Nordstrand and that I can see past a person's skin color. But I need that we start to talk on behalf of others and that we perform the concrete actions that this country should change in relation to racism.
I hope that the demonstrations now creates lasting change in this country, but I also hope that the demonstration we had in 2001, are not forgotten.If the children had blue eyes and blond hair Debate
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