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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:24 PM
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2. Judi Lynn
Judi Lynn

It have been in the media for a couple of days now, and the case in study, Bjerke Videregende Skole (or upper secondary school) have a big majority of minority students on it.. Something that different borough in Oslo do have as many of Norwegians have been leaving the area, and minorities have been the majority in parts of Oslo.. It is something that have been in the books for years - or at least as long as I have been interesting in local or national politics... I remember it was on radio - maybe 20 year ago when I was just a kid... SO the "problem" if you choose to use that word, are not of a new case..

But, as you might know, Oslo and Norway is a Small country with a Small population, we are just 4,7 million, and as Telegraph itself pointed out, to integrate 420.000 non-nordic emigrants into a population of just 4.7 million is not easy.. And we Norwegians are not easy to get to know anyway.. We are the "master" of non-communicate with someone else we are not sure about... And to be honest, we are very "tribal" in our ways too.. Anything who are not from the "tribe" is little scary and something we might keep on a distance for a while... The other way is also true, as many of the minorities are not easy to know either.. It goes both ways I guess..

And fair enough, this have not just been accepted and the principals have been told to dis-continue the thing.. I hope the school are using other means to stop the emigrating of people from one district to another, today many is indeed emigrating to one school, and all the other, of other ethical origin is emigrating to another school.. In some schools, just one or two are Norwegian, the rest is from all over the world..

It is difficult to decide what to do, as many of the emigrants from other non-scandinavian nations (specially from Asia and Africa) have not exactly been interesting, or willing to integrate themselves into the Norwegian culture.. Or at least manage to get a grasp of what been in Norway are all about.. I can understand it can be difficult to emigrate to a whole other world, and to get a grasp of everything at once.. But when people who have been here for more than 20 year, can not a single Norwegian word, then something are not correct... They are either not given the proper help, or are not willing to learn Norwegian at all...

I guess we could use some help, or guidance from the US there, as you seen to have managed to integrate all sorts of people or nations all over the world...

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