European Network Against Racism (ENAR) talks about Denmark and its long tradition of denying structural racism as an obstacle for ethnic minorities

The Czech Helsinki Committee (CHC), as a member of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), shares information related to its recent activities.

By the end of July 2020, European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published information about Denmark and its long tradition of not wanting to talk about racism.

Although the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May gave people the opportunity to assess the situation, they find themselves in today, Denmark continues denying how structural racism has been a major obstacle for ethnic minorities.

A recent Megaphone survey for Politiken and TV2 has revealed that 51 per cent of respondents completely or largely disagreed that racism is a widespread problem in Denmark. However, people continue to experience racism, whether it is a case of minority youth being refused at a disco club, a patient who does not want to receive treatment by a doctor of color or a job refused to a highly qualified woman wearing a headscarf.

Furthermore, when it comes to seriously discussing systemic racism, there are not many people in Denmark who want to tackle it and recognize that there is a reality outside of the white majority.

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