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Origin as an eternal stigma



Senior Fellow Jasamin Ulfat-Seddiqzai wrote an article for Deutschlandfunk Kultur titled “Origin as an eternal stigma.” In this piece, she deals with the current Danish law against ghettos that have a too high of a percentage of inhabitants with “non-Western” origins. With this law, the Danish government wants to take action against “parallel societies.” In some residential areas, the proportion of people of “non-Western origin” will be limited.

Jasamin claims that the simple origin thus becomes an invincible disadvantage. You can overcome or change social characteristics like income, workplace, or education background but you cannot change your origin.

You can read the full article here (in German).