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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: The size of a country does not count

Submitted by Balthazar Nzomono-Balenda (Denmark), Sep 18, 2006 at 07:09

I hope that I am not misunderstood. There are prejudices everywhere and there are good people and bad people everywhere as well. But there places in the world, where prejudices are more high than other places. There are countries that are multicultural and are used to be with people of other ethnic backgrounds. I.e. Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, United States, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland and Luxemburg because many of these countries had had colonies for hundreds of years i.e. Germany, France, Britain, Holland, United States, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. They have experience with immigration for a very long time.

No wonder it easy for them to fight racism and they seem to be more organized to fight racism. Comparing to countries like Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Finland, because these countries are more homogenous and they haven't had any experience with immigration. If they want to see changes in their societies then they can get inspiration from the ones who have experience with people who have another culture. It requires dialogue and integrity. Integration goes both ways. It requires that people are open. If you live in a cold country then people where afraid to learn about new cultures then it causes ignorance.


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