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The racist elephant in the room

The best musical filmtipsene prime Minister Erna Solberg arrived with an objectionable and unclear statement when she commented on the demonstrations that have

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The racist elephant in the room
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prime Minister Erna Solberg arrived with an objectionable and unclear statement when she commented on the demonstrations that have been taking place in the united STATES the seineste week. The disturbances started after George Floyd – an unarmed black citizen – died as a result of an arrest when police held him down and kvelte him with a knee against his throat.

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Solberg his explanation to the demonstrations was originally that Covid19 has hit minorities reaction hard, and that it has led to that the situation in the united STATES is "lettantent". This is both kunnskapsløst and eye-catching.

the Demonstrations come as a result of generations of systematic persecution, where the number of skinned american who is killed by the police, without posing a real danger to police safety, is continually increasing. These demonstrations will thus not out of a vacuum, and they are not rather new.

that which is not, nor is new is the steadily increasing militariseringen of the United states "police forces", an appropriate term in this context. Police as uninhibited attacker clearly identified the media and that without consequences effectively threatens the freedom of the press in the as absurd enough the style as the "land of liberty".

I think that it is important that the prime minister carefully weighs his words when the hen should comment on the important events that unfold, whether it is in Norway or abroad.

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I have at the same time understanding for all the statements to the prime minister will not always be as clear or good. However, I'm not particularly impressed by the prime minister's attempts to deepen the original comment towards the VG or in the various response on Twitter.

Erna's attempt to recon creates namely more questions than it provides answers. There are many conditions around Solberg his statement to the police overvold against the protesters that are worth going deeper into.

such As the fact that Solberg seems to think that it is understandable and legitimate that a historical subject minoritetsgruppe, experiencing violence from the police due to prejudice rooted in kriminalitetsstatistikk and politibetjenters preconceived opinions.

It is important to note that this is a tilleggssvar that the Prime minister's office has had time to formulate and think through. There are many aspects of this clearing, which is problematic.

for example, that institutionalized racism and the persecution of visible minorities in u.s. institutions, refleksmessig be ignored and avoided to be mentioned. Why should there be more try to, on Twitter of all places, before Solberg manages to awkward and almost in passing mention the racism in the us police?

A different side of america's statement, which so far has received surprisingly little attention, is that she seems to believe that the protesters have themselves to blame police use of overvold.

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When Solberg says: "We should not fool us to believe that there are groups that contribute to increase violence" , go to mind when president Trump was unable to turn away from violent right-wing extremist protesters in Charlottesville. And believed that there were "good people" on both sides of the demonstrations.

the Prime minister helps in this case to an unnecessary forkludring of the crux of the matter. That a minority of protesters deliberately trying to escalate the conflict with the police, is not a good explanation for all cases when the police resorted to violence.

It is worth to reflect on what it is that actually contributes to the increased voldeligheter in the united STATES right now. Especially when we know that it is precisely the police use of violence directed against minorities, which often have a fatal outcome for the citizens, which is itself the source of the protests.

the American media report that peaceful black activists from the Black lives matter, de-escalate many situations and helps the police to arrest violent white riots.

Government motreaksjon to the protests is certainly not worthy of a free democracy. Images of children at 9 years of age that have been sprayed with pepper spray and video footage of the police attacking peaceful protesters, the media and elected officials, shakes people all over the world. As if it militariserte the police is not enough, it is also absurd that the military is put in against their own citizens.

Solberg says that she wants to see the internal brubyggere that can calm down the situation in the united STATES. There are many of them, but at the same time controlled the land of a maktgal president who often makes racist and that only come with statements that escalated the situation.

Only the seineste week Trump, among other tvitret that the protesters will be launched when the looting starts, plowing away from the peaceful demonstrations to be able to take propagandabilder and shouted on the governors that are not used enough force and violence against protesters.

I expect me that we have a head of state who dares to unrestrained turn away from these things, which can defend the media from the arrests and violence, and clearly addresses the violence and racism of the police, which is the underlying reason for the demonstrations. I expect me that we have a head of state who dare to stand up for democracy and freedom both in Norway and all other places in the world.

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