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Politician suggests end to immigration discrimination. The use of the term “second generation immigrants” could be phased out. KrF’s (Christian Democrats) Knut Arild Hareide MP wants to replace it with “first generation Norwegian”. “We should bury the [old] phrase. When you’ve been born and raised in Norway, “first generation Norwegian” is a much better term. It expresses things clearly," Hareide told Dagsavisen. He believes the Norwegian integration debate is one-sided, claiming it focuses on hijabs and burkas instead of taking up what he sees as the real challenges.

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Politician suggests end to immigration discrimination

Published on Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 at 16:00 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.

The use of the term “second generation immigrants” could be phased out. KrF’s (Christian Democrats) Knut Arild Hareide MP wants to replace it with “first generation Norwegian”.

Knut Arild Hareide
Knut Arild Hareide
Photo: Kristelig Folkeparti


“We should bury the [old] phrase. When you’ve been born and raised in Norway, “first generation Norwegian” is a much better term. It expresses things clearly," Hareide told Dagsavisen.

He believes the Norwegian integration debate is one-sided, claiming it focuses on hijabs and burkas instead of taking up what he sees as the real challenges.

“It’s a paradox that someone who has grown up in Norway, has Norwegian culture, and speaks Norwegian like we do, finds Norwegians still say no,” he says.

Hareide would like to unify and broaden the discussion to include the working environment, language, culture, and religion.

He suggests setting up an integration-orientated commission with representatives from all Political Parties, working closely with immigrant organizations.

“[It] can assess in which areas Norwegian [integration] policy has been successful and where we can learn from other countries.”

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Published on Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 at 16:00 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.

This post has the following tags: knut, arild, hareide, immigration, integration, policy, norway, norwegian, phrase, first, second, generation, hijab, burka.





  
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