Sweden’s plan to dismantle migrant ghettos is ‘state racism’

Swedish academics have denounced a government minister’s proposal to limit the number of non-Scandinavian residents in neighborhoods as “state racism”.

Ten academics made up largely of professors from various Swedish universities criticized the proposal by Absorption Minister Anders Ygeman, who said he would support a policy to limit the number of non-Scandinavian or “non-Nordic” residents in the areas so they don’t become a majority.

“The proposal is difficult to take seriously, but at the same time frightening. It is reminiscent of the apartheid system and state racism that would cement and legitimize ethnic divisions instead of fighting them,” the experts said in an opinion piece for the newspaper. Express.

Experts added that the policy of separating people into “Nordic” and “non-Nordic” would reinforce segregation, rather than combat it.

“It is difficult to see how one can believe that such a division of the population can be conducive to integration. In fact, it is clear that it rather increases and deepens the segregation and distances between people,” the experts said.

The scholars went on to say that the reasoning behind Ygeman’s proposal was “absurd” and argued that a successful integration process in Sweden would involve “a mutual and common construction of society where Swedes of different ethnic backgrounds meet as equals and are treated as equals.”

“Integration presupposes a society where no one is considered more or less ‘Swedish’ or ‘Nordic’ than anyone else because of their ethnicity or skin color, where identities are allowed to be complex, mixed and self-chosen, and not imposed from outside. Especially not on the basis of some state ethnic background that evokes state racism,” they lectured.

Minister Ygeman made his comments earlier this month, saying: “I think it’s bad to have areas where the majority is of non-Nordic origin.”

His comments were later backed by Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, who said the idea of ​​limiting the number of non-Scandinavian residents could aid integration efforts.

“[E]anyone who lives in Sweden [should] too [feel] that they are part of Sweden, see their parents go to work. This is how we can also ensure that young people are not drawn into crime,” said Andersson.

The idea of ​​reducing or limiting the number of migrants in neighborhoods and areas was first proposed in Denmark last year, with the government calling for limiting the number of non-Western residents in areas to no more than 30%.

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