In the years there are nine years ago was struck by terrorism on the island of Utøya and in the government district. In the days and weeks afterwards there was rosetog, beautiful speeches and a unison agreed to meet hatred with love. We stood together as a nation, and to show that kindness trumps hatred and terror.
The last few days has been a discussion on Twitter during a tweet where I originally wondered how Trump can have as many of the Norwegian followers, and what gets them to support a kind of human. This thread spawned a lot of different things, but resulted finally in a debate about racism – what it really is and how we can end it.
first: Rasismebegrepet is well defined, and require no new explanation. That is a premise for at all wanting to discuss racism is that we – "the white man" – to redefine the concept into something that fits us, is unacceptable.
It is not we – who don't experience racism from the time we are born until we die, and never have experienced it – who is to determine what racism is. And that prominent politicians denies that there is racism in Norway, is so amazing that there are hardly words for it.
second: It is all well and nice to meet hatred with love, but where has it led us? Has right-wing extremist forces become smaller after 2011? The truth is that these forces are more and more widespread, in any case more openly.
We allow the demonstrations where neo-nazis get to go in the train and speak his message, the press is mikrofonstativ, and the country's authorities have people in executive positions who hold a humanity to the past would be ashamed. Even are we so accustomed to relate to the hatretorikk in SoMe we can scarcely lift the eyelid.
Mixed in the love we so nice to meet these right-wing extremist forces, there must be something more. Otherwise we are standing still on the from the sidelines, without the ability and power to influence the further development.They lay their hands over his eyes, and Columnist
1. I believe we have to start all close in our own circle. Around our own table, in our own living room. How we talk with our children, what signals we send. Fit in simple, everyday language, so that no statement that is not contained within being legitimized. Make sure that no one is excluded, neither in game or in training, and when various events should be celebrated with friends from school and leisure. Dare to confront the "Aunt Anna" as in familieselskapet lirer of anything negative about, for example, immigrants.
the Kids need to see and hear that we react to such attitudes, so that it becomes natural for them also. Even if it is difficult. Give our children attention, follow what they are concerned and trying to have some insight of what is going on in their lives. To be present!
2. We must not dare to speak to our environment. Those we associate with. Those we work with. When we experience racism and harassment, then we must dare to interfere in and stop it.To you who uses the n-word Debate
3. We must be able to demand of those who govern our country, that they have zero tolerance for racism and høyreekstremt picture, both in government and in parliament. Instead of that our own prime minister almost made it to the consensus that the ministers get to get away with a couple of statements, it should get immediate consequences for the further political career.
4. We are so bitten of the fear of "krenkesyken", that we have not understood this: Freedom of speech does not necessarily mean ytringsplikt. The law provides the possibility to restrict the venues where racist and høyreekstremistiske groups will come to orde. And we need all the counterweight we can get. Beautiful sermons after tragedies is not enough.Not a minute of silence but a whole life in combat Debate
5. I'm so DUNG TIRED of hylinga that "all lives matter"! What is this really? What is it with the Black Lives Matter movement that gets people to believe that one does not believe all people are equal? Does it mean to fight against racism that you do not recognize other people's lives and challenges?
It is a fact that people with a different skin color than white has had to fight for equal rights as us as long as we can remember. To throw around with "all lives matter"-the concept is to turn into open doors, and it steals the focus from the real battle. But maybe it is just that that is the purpose?
Even I have got both hateful messages and been called a lot of things the last few days, because of what I wrote on Twitter. I fortunately, so constructed,that the preller off on me. But if I, the whole of life, would have had to live with being discriminated against because of skin color, names, language, religion, culture etc. – then there had been something quite different.
To see that we are nine years after have taken many steps back when it comes to respect and equality between people of different origin, is bad. We have not learned anything. The world in general has become more extreme. Therefore, we need to stand up against this. It is a duty, and it cost us infinitely less than the price they are the people who are affected by such wrongdoing must pay.We have not done our job Debate You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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