Post by conorsoccr23 on May 31, 2010 11:45:20 GMT -5
well it depends on how the eurasian look which affets the way he is treated, if he/she look more lik one race than the other and could pass as a 100% then probobly not because they mite not of had the where do i belong identity crisis
milkman's baby: I think it has less to do with hostility than unbridgeable differences. The 2 biggest multi-ethnic countries in Europe are Great-Britain and France and I've never heard minorities express similar concerns in those places maybe for a few reasons.
For one their respective cultures, languages are arguably more international and attractive than the enigmatic Norwegian one, the weather is less cold, it does matter to minorities originating from warm countries, larger and older established ethnic communities and finally the locals are more used to multiculturalism because of their own 'ethnic' diversity (Celtic-Anglo for the British and Celtic-Germanic-Latin for the French) and colonial empires in Africa/Asia.
Last Edit: May 31, 2010 12:37:01 GMT -5 by Ganbare!
In Norway, I think many of the rural areas (and that's many, since the bigger cities are rather small compared to cities in other countries) have had their ancestors from hundreds of years back also living in the same place, and many aren't even curious of the world that exists outside of their region. When new people come, who look different, dress differently, talk differently, eat different food and do all kinds of things different from them, I think they feel weirded out. To them, there is only one way of living life, and if anyone doesn't do it exactly that way, they are classified as "other".
Many of these will think that Norway is the best country in the world, and that the Norwegians are the best at everything (it sounds crazy, but many do believe so... When winning against other countries in skiing, olympics etc. the saying goes: "It's typical Norwegian to be great!"). People don't necessarily discriminate against others directly, but more indirectly, like ignoring them, excluding them, not returning greetings and smiles, talking to the person in condesending ways etc.
But of course I've met many exceptions, people who can also see faults in Norwegian society and who are fascinated by other countries and cultures.
I just remembered this hilarious video explaining the (only) way of living life in Norway. (strangely enough I saw some Asians in this video too... oh well...)
btw, luckily I don't have an accent like his! lol! ;D