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Submitted by The woman next door (Sweden), Jun 6, 2015 at 20:31

I'm a woman of middleeastern background, born and raised in Sweden. I have never ever felt ostracized, participating in society through early childhood til the day i applied for college. Never did i have the feeling that doors were not open for me. Swedish people have provided me healthcare, an education, open arms into all facets of society, we have a very rich tradition of various clubs (sports, nature, culture etc) and in each and everyone is there a policy of welcoming a diversity of people. This sence of fairness and equality is ingrained in the swedish people.

We have people with different ethnicities holding high positions in political, cultural, social office, in think tanks, in newspapers and so on. He mentioned the police, Swedish police are well trained in a field we call "hate crime", they are educated to identify the motive behind a crime committed toward a person. The punishment is higher if you punch a minority than you would a swedish person. That's right, swedish people are not afforded this extra protection. Meaning that if a racist minority attacks a swedish person (because of imagined selfrigthgeous motives due to inferior complex) he would just get the standard punishment.

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