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Inevitable segregation?

On September 30, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

When my mother drove me up to Stockholm we passed a lot of suburbs, and every time we passed a name sign I read the name out loud and nearly every time my mother commented: “There’s a lot immigrants, you don’t want to live there.” At the time, it didn’t…

Everyone deserves a chance

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My grandpa and grandma fled from Hungary in the 60s because of the oppression from the Communist Party in their country. After spending about half a year in Austria working in the wine industry, they were granted refuge in Sweden. The way they handled refugees is nothing like today. They…

Integration requires our will

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During the first half or so of 2015 Sweden was very open and we took in a lot of refugees. Germany and Sweden are the two countries in Europe who have taken the in the most people. This makes me very proud to call myself a Swede and it made…

BUT WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

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A few months ago, I watched a program on Television, where second generation refugees and immigrants were talking about how other people viewed them. Even thought they were born in Norway, and spoke fluent Norwegian, they were still seen as immigrants because of where their parents came from and the…

Mereht – The Woman in our Neighborhood

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This is the story about a woman that lives in our neighborhood in my home town. She is a friend to my parents. Her name is Mereht, and she has lived in Norway the past 5 years with her two nephews, after they ran away from Eritrea. The father of…

We Must Stand in Solidarity

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I am currently holding the President position in the Club of International Relations, facility of Law and Political Science based in the Notre Dame University-Louaize. We were thinking of a way to challenge our society and decided to launch a donation campaign for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and partnered…

The Spit Man

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Last year, a picture went viral on Danish media as well as other medias worldwide. In the picture, there is a white Danish man, spitting after a group of Syrian refugees. He was standing on a bridge over the highway, where the Syrian refugees were walking. I saw it on…

A Lifting will to Live

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I was on my way home after a long day at school, when I stopped at the red light. A beggar knocked on my window asking for money. She was about twelve years old, veiled, tired, cold, hungry, despite, vulnerable, angry, but she just stood there peacefully staring at me,…

Value People Because They are Humans

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One day, my car’s tire was in a bad condition, so I stopped through a tire’s shop to fix it. There was a Syrian guy, who works there, he is a nice 10 year old that seemed to look happy, but you could feel the misery through his eyes. So…

Aleppo Makes Me Crumble with Shame:

On September 29, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

My story I was born while steam locomotives were still in fashion and am passionate about all that can be understood plus a few things that can’t be – I am not mega clever – but clever enough to know that time is ticking. I get peaceful when I smell…