Scandinavia and the World

Comments #9696205:


Realta

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White on white hate crime 4 11, 1:59am

It has been a thing in America for years, "No Irish" or "Irish need not apply", immigration limitations. Same goes for Italians, Polish people, and the French (although to a lesser extent). America, being the mixing pot that it is (300 million people and counting) and spread out over a landmass around 2 times larger than Europe ( this is including the states of Alaska and Hawaii, France is about the same size as the state of Texas) and we get a wide variety of regional sub cultures which can lead to disputes like how the Swedish and Danes often fight. In America the definition of racism is hotly debated, in the sense that generally it means that you hate someone because of their skin color or nation of origin verses actual systems of power which institutionalize and legitimize those hatreds/prejudices.

So when Sister America asks if white Americans can be the target of racism, some Americans will say yes because some people hate white people (the first definition of the term) and others will say not at the moment because there is a lack of institutionalized racism. This is the pickle, because we have been racist agains white people in the past, and we can see it's effects still in parts of our culture (the way Americans celebrate St Patricks day, the ongoing fights between Yankee/Dixie divisions on the East coast amongst others) but is it a problem now? Some people think so, and they are loud and violent.





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