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Reply #28: In Oslo there are plenty of 3rd 4th gen immigrants who do not identify as Norwegians [View All]

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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:23 PM
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28. In Oslo there are plenty of 3rd 4th gen immigrants who do not identify as Norwegians
I have met many over the years. In fact, it seems somehow "uncool" to be Norwegian. They talk about Norwegians like we are stiff, boring and quiet.

I think they have a schizorenic identity problem, where they can end up directing their anger at ethnic Norwegians because we represent a culture they still do not understand, maybe they dont even have any ethic Norwegian friends. The only "Norwegian" people they run into is the teacher they dont like, the cop that caught them shoplifting, and the politicians they see talking about them on TV like they are a problem.
But i believe they also feel inferior about their own background, coming fro, disorganized and unstable countries.

In short, they might just feel like they have nothing to be proud of, wondering who they really are.

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