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Denmark is facing fresh claims of racism after a change to controversial legislation will allow Ukraine refugees to move into housing emptied of 'non-westerners'

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    Loire
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    I never know what to think of policies like these. On the one hand ghettos in all their forms are bad, and it seems so often that leftists often come out on the side of effectively promoting their...

    I never know what to think of policies like these.

    On the one hand ghettos in all their forms are bad, and it seems so often that leftists often come out on the side of effectively promoting their continuation.

    On the other hand there is no doubt that this policy was racially targeted.

    I suppose I need more information than the article provides. Does the plan support the needs of the displaced people's in order to properly integrate them into me neighborhoods? How much support are the displaced recieving?

    The Ukrainian factor is a non-issue intended to role up emotions.

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    1. FluffyKittens
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      Acknowledging that I have very little insight into Denmark’s politics and cultural trends here… I very passionately disagree with that assertion. Race and culture are not the same thing. Can you...

      there is no doubt that this policy was racially targeted

      Acknowledging that I have very little insight into Denmark’s politics and cultural trends here… I very passionately disagree with that assertion. Race and culture are not the same thing. Can you honestly claim there aren’t far greater ties between Ukrainian and Danish culture than between Syrian and Danish culture? In terms of religion, in terms of history, in terms of normative behavior?

      Ghettos are problematic in terms of social cohesion, so if Ukrainians have an easier time socially integrating, is a ghetto full of Ukrainians less problematic than a ghetto full of people from the Middle East? You don’t necessarily have to consider Middle Easterners an inferior race to answer “yes” to that question, IMO.

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    2. mycketforvirrad
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      If you click on the ghettos tag, it has inadvertedly become a repository for articles on this Danish issue. Together they might provide a more well-rounded story. Shortcut here.

      If you click on the ghettos tag, it has inadvertedly become a repository for articles on this Danish issue. Together they might provide a more well-rounded story. Shortcut here.

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