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I grew up in the Whiskeybelt, north of Copenhagen. On Friday afternoons in spring, old women in mink coats strolled along the park and Filipino nannies wheeled toddlers around. Except, Norman Rockwell never painted two Asian kids with white parents.

I was two when we flew to Seoul to Are there black people in denmark my little sister. As a kid, my race was a weird concept to wrap my head around: Particularly in primary school, where kids roam unbridled by political correctness or human decency.

Every day was like a fucking chapter of 'Lord of the Flies'. I was eight the first time I got beat up. He was a few years older than me: He slid my face along the asphalt and broke my glasses and asked me how I was gonna see out of my chink eyes now. I was nine when I moved to Copenhagen International School.

There were children from America, and China, and Germany, and there were even a few Danish kids too. My mother told me, on the way to my first day at school, that if anyone tried to bully me because of my race, Are there black people in denmark the other Asian kids would come to my defense.

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And though, sadly, I never witnessed a 'West Side Story'-style racial gang war between toddlers, I was never bullied. I learnt that it was okay to be Asian, to look different. I learnt that being Asian and being Danish were not mutually exclusive. The irony, of course, being that people are usually called by their first names, not a racial slur. It made Are there black people in denmark really sad to think of that kid having to accept being debased like that on a daily basis. There was no-one who could relate to him, no-one willing to put their neck Are there black people in denmark and go against the grain for him.

I got sadder just Are there black people in denmark about it. In a country where 90 percent of the population is of Danish ancestry, the perspectives of ethnic and racial minorities are largely unheard and not well understood. The problems that we, the minorities, face are often marginalised or ignored. Our concerns about race are often brushed aside or attributed to oversensitivity on our part.

But the fact is that racial minorities do experience life from a different point of view. We are reminded of our 'otherness' every time we step into a room. Being different is a decision made by others on our behalf. I have been told this exclusively by white people. The reason is obvious and, at heart, no fault of theirs.

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Discrimination and microaggressions are terms they read about in textbooks, not experience on Are there black people in denmark day-to-day basis. The alienation and frustration that comes with being non-white in Copenhagen is inaccessible to them. On Are there black people in denmark rational level, yes, I think most people can understand the pain that casual and overt racism causes.

But to empathise is another matter entirely, and the unfortunate fact is that in general the racial majority in Denmark has no way of relating to that kind of pain, nor an inclination to Are there black people in denmark it.

The issue is further exacerbated by a cultural acceptance of casual racism. Our culture has never been particularly sensitive to race and is at times downright hostile to the idea of political correctness. We still bemoan the death of our right to call chocolate-coated marshmallow treats 'Niggerballs' as if it were some kind of divine right bestowed upon us by the Goddess of Free Speech. There exists a pervading sense in our culture that if there is no ill-intent behind a slur, that it cannot be construed as disrespectful, and that it is therefore a conscious choice to be offended.

It seems to be a mimetic thought, contagious because it absolves the hegemony from guilt and responsibility.

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It is victim-blaming nonsense and, moreover, Are there black people in denmark self-righteous and arrogant notion. This kind of willful insensitivity towards minorities allows racism to be tacitly present in our culture. These are simply the facts of living as a minority in a historically racially homogeneous society. In fact, the opposite usually seems Are there black people in denmark be the case. It took me almost a decade to recognise that I could be both Danish and foreign-looking: But, it sure would be nice.

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But if you're asking from an American perspective, there is some important differences to be aware of.

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First of all, black. Answer 1 of I have lived in Denmark for two years now and most say with They won't let you go almazz-bux.info a no go country for black people for tourism or night life. Luckily there are just as many and probably more Danes who are welcoming.

Apr 4, There was kartoffelsalat, and øllebrød, and 'Disney Sjov' on DR1, and the sole black kid in his class, named 'The Nigger' by his fellow classmates, and The irony, Are there black people in denmark course, being that people are usually called by their first.

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